Charles “Bubba” Massey, 77, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 in a hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on July 25, 1938 in Lufkin, Texas to Louise and A. T. Massey.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and an active member of the Methodist Men in Alice, Texas. Bubba was owner/operator of Alice Meat Packing Company. He enjoyed hunting and sports, especially football.
Bubba attended William Adams High School and was part of the legendary Alice Coyotes Semi-Final game against Port Neches in 1955. Bubba played freshman football under legendary Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant at Texas A & M University. When Bear Bryant took the job at Alabama, Bubba transferred to Texas A & I University in Kingsville and married his high school sweetheart. He finished his college career at Texas A & I where his team won the first N.A.I.A. National Championship in 1959. Bubba was inducted into the Alice Coyote Hall of Honor and the Texas A & M Kingsville Javelina Hall of Fame.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Dean; one son, Allen (Rebecca) Massey of Georgetown; two grandchildren, Meredith Massey of College Station and Andrew (Jennifer) Massey of Fort Worth; one sister, Avis Fuller of Greenwood, Louisiana and one brother, Jimmy Massey of Everett, Washington; one sister-in-law, Jackie Shimer of New Braunfels; one brother-in-law (and best friend), Dick Shimer of Alice, Texas; nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Many knew him for his warm and caring heart, his ready smile, and his sense of humor.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Alice Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association, or to your favorite charity.
Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas.
Condolences may be offered at www.holmgreenmortuaryinc.com