James Cliff Massey

August 23, 1930 ~ June 7, 2019 (age 88)

James C. Massey, 88, of Paducah died on Friday, June 7, 2019 at his home with his family by his side.

Mr. Massey was a retired locomotive engineer for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad and was a steam locomotive buff. He loved children, Cub’s baseball, and steam locomotives. He was raised in the Highpoint Pentecostal Church.

He is survived by his children, Delee Massey, Jay Massey, Krista Massey, Nathan Hopwood, Rebecca Scott, Connie Booher, Deanna Booher and Deneen Dixon. He also leaves behind siblings, Butch Massey, Ruby Prince, Evelyn Trichel and Louise Harris as well as 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah Massey and Opal Massey (Clemens); one son, Isaac Massey; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Hines officiating. Burial will follow at Palestine Cemetery in West Paducah.

Friends may visit the family from 11:00am to service hour on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in his honor to Lourdes (Mercy Health) Hospice at P.O. Box 7100 Paducah, KY 42002.

Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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