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Jan. 15, 1930 Texas County Missouri, USA
Jul. 16, 1992 Cherokee County Oklahoma, USA
Raymond Clyde Massengill, was born to Ray and Hazel (Roark) Massengill on January 15, 1930, in Missouri. He married Carole Sue England on March 24, 1962, in Miami, Oklahoma. He was the co-owner of the Pacific Wheel Alignment in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1960s-1970s. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and the love of his life Carole. He always helped others no matter what the situation or cost. He had a fantastic sense of humor. He was also a gifted singer and guitar player. I never saw Daddy, without a smile on his face or a joke to tell.
He died July 16th, 1992, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at age 62 of liver failure.
He is survived by Carole Sue England Massengill, Locust Grove, Oklahoma. 1 son, Jim (Sue) Massengill, Lakewood, Colorado; 2 daughters, Carrie Herrington, Bentonville, Arkansas; Susie (Brian) Simpson, Claremore, Oklahoma. Grandchildren; Robbie, Adam, Melissa Nezvensky, Lakewood, Colorado; Sarah (Corey) Couch and Hayley (Danny Jordan) Garner, Springdale, Arkansas, Michael and Raymond Simpson, Claremore, Oklahoma. And grandkids and great grandkids he didn't live long enough to meet. Scott Simpson and Jazmyn Ewing (grandkids) Great grandkids Ariel, Riley and Lilly Couch, Springdale Arkansas, Michael, Riley and Harper Nezvensky Lakewood, Colorado and Virgil Edward Atticus Jordan of Springdale Arkansas.
Brothers W.D. (Mary) Massengill, Charlie Williams. Sisters, Laura (Bill) Adams, Ethel (Andy) Love, Linda Agan. Proceeded in death by his parents, brother Otis Keith, and sisters Ina Dickmeyer and Gennie Smith.
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken. No time to say good-bye. You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why. My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, No one will ever know.
God looked around His garden And He found an empty place. He then looked down upon this earth And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you And lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful; He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering. He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered "Peace be thine". It broke our heart to lose you, But you did not go alone. For part of us went with you The day God called you home.