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Tony Charles Massey

April 17, 1963 ~ August 26, 2018 (age 55)
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Tony Charles Massey, 55, of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018.


If you weigh the measure of a man by the life he lived, the number of friends he had and the people he loved, Tony’s life, though only 55 years, was a life well-lived!  He was a 1981 graduate of Northwest Georgia High School in Trenton, Georgia, and was involved in most sports and received the “Heisman Trophy” for his football accomplishments. He then went on to study Landscape Architecture and Design at the University of Georgia.  Tony had the gift of detail in every plan he undertook and designed many gardens in the area.  He was a member of Hinkle Baptist Church where he became a follower of Christ at an early age and was employed by City Green Landscape.  As Tony stepped from this world into eternity, he walks through the most beautiful garden his eyes ever saw…one he did not have to design, plan, install irrigation for… a garden designed by his Master’s Hand to be forever enjoyed.


Left to cherish Tony’s memory are his sons, Charles Payton Massey & Jack Tanner Massey; parents, Lamar & Marilyn Massey; brothers, Terry (Judy) Massey & Tim (Julie) Massey; the mother of his sons, Christie Massey; several aunts, uncles, cousins, & a host of friends.


The family is grateful to the nurses at Memorial Hospital, the Tennessee Oncology Group, Dr. Anz, and Hospice of Chattanooga for taking such excellent care of our Tony through his journey.  Instead of flowers, Tony’s wish was that donations be made in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or to Hospice of Chattanooga.


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Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 29th at 2:00 p.m. at the Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church, 90 Nick-a-jack Road, Flintstone, GA with Rev. Brian Carroll officiating.  Interment will follow in the Payne’s Chapel Cemetery in the Hinkle Community of Lookout Mountain.


The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church.


Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Hospice of Chattanooga
4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga TN 37416

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