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.

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