of Marshall, AR
December 30, 1923 - March 20, 2020
Buster Troy Massey, age 96 of Marshall, Arkansas passed away on Friday, March 20th, 2020 at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Arkansas. He was born in Big Flat, Arkansas on December 30th, 1923 to the late Thedford Massey and Mary Freeman Massey.He was a farmer, raised strawberries and later worked at the Flintrock Shirt Factory. After his retirement Troy stayed active by working at the Civic Center in Marshall. He attended the Marshall Church of Christ until his health prevented it.Troy was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Balentine; grandchildren, Kara (Travis) Ford and Corey (Whitney) Balentine; great-grandchildren, Eston Ford, Anna Ford, Elle Balentine and Beckham Balentine; and a close family of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was also known as Papa Troy to Bryan, Leslie, Leah, Lucas and James Jennings.He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Elsie W. "Willie" Massey; brothers, Conley and Bob Massey; sister, Jessie Mae Horton; and son-in-law, Gary Balentine.A private family burial will be held on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at East Lawn Cemetery in Marshall, Arkansas where Troy will be laid to rest beside his wife Willie. The family encourages everyone to sign Troy's guestbook on the Roller-Coffman website: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/marshall. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Kathy, We were so sorry to hear of Troy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.Mike and Gail
Kathy , were so sorry about Troy passing away. He was always so nice, and happy . We send you all our deepest sympathy, and prayers. Love Eddie, And Kathy Morrison.
I am so sorry for your loss. I never knew Troy's name was Buster I always knew him as Troy. He was always quiet and had a smile on his face. He was the nicest man ever. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. RIP
Your dad always had a smile on his face. Praying for peace and comfort. God Bless
Kathy, I'm sure you don't remember me but we visited with Troy & Willie back in the 80's. We're some of your Okie kinfolk. I have so many priceless memories of your Mom & Dad. From her delicious meals to Troy's wold stories. Before my Grandfather became too elderly to make the journey, I took him back to see Troy & Troy took us down to Landis. We visited the old spring & the old house where my Grandfather was born. We also walked through the cemetery where so many of our family are resting. We went by the cemetery in Marshall last year & visited Willie's grave. I know they're together again in Glory. I'll try to make it again this summer. I'm praying for all your family & I would like to keep in touch if you would.
Kathy, Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I worked with your dad in the early seventies at Flint Rock Shirt Company. He was a kind and gentle man. The world would be a better place if there were more people like Troy.
Kathy and family We are sending our deepest sympathy. May God comfort and bless you all at this time.Keith and Marsha Clark
Love and prayers at this time for you
I am so sorry for this loss of a great man. I know his memory will live on the his family. Thinking of you.
Troy was a great man. May the peace that comes from your memories and love for Papa Troy comfort you now and the days ahead. We are blessed to have known Tory like family.
So sorry for your loss may God be with y’all 🙏
Troy was one of the sweetest men I've ever met. He had a kind word for everyone. He was a gentle soul with a selfless heart. He will leave a huge void for those who knew and loved him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Quite a gentleman and kind man. It was always a pleasure to be in his presence and have a conversation. He was a good friend.
Troy was a fine man. I liked him a lot. RIP.
Kathy and family,Alison and I are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all.
So very sorry He was a precious man
Kathy and family, so sorry for your loss. Troy was a good man. Dad worked with Troy at the Civic center at Marshall for several years. They both had a lot of fun at work. Praying for peace and comfort during this time.
Kathy and family, I am so so for your loss. My prayers are with y’all in this time of sorrow. He was a very kind man.
Sorry for your loss. He was a great neighbor.
I will always cherish my friendship with Troy. He was my mother's first cousin.I was able to visit with Troy working at the Shirt Factory and will always be grateful for the times he came and visited with dad after he and mom moved to Marshall.After mom passed away he would come and sit and visit with dad many hours just talking about old times.God bless you in the time of your loss.Gary Anderson
Troy was one of the nicest, kindest people I’ve ever known. He and Willie were a wonderful pair - both are missed and loved by so many. Whenever their names were brought up at church or in conversations, everyone smiled. Hoping the family’s sweet memories of Troy make them smile and give them comfort.
So sorry to hear about Uncle Troy. Sending our love and prayers for you and your family.
Granny Massey and Papa Troy were two of the most wonderful people I was blessed to have in my life at a young age. They cared for me for years and even though I am grown now with kids I will never forget the wonderful memories. He always had a lap for me to sit on, a silver coin and time to watch the Munsters. I’m sure he is so happy to be rejoined with Granny. ❤️
Kathy and Family, Our sincere condolences in the loss of your sweet Dad. We are sorry for your loss He was another from that great generation we so loved I have such fond memories of him from our childhood together at Landis You are to be commended for the loving care and respect you have given him through the years while you were also dealing with the loss of Gary We love you and will be praying for you as you regroup and face another life now! Love you Friend!
We attended church with Troy and Willie. Our summers spent at the Civic Center in Marshall meant seeing Troy nearly every day. He was always smiling and would stop and talk to us. He worked hard and I clearly remember that straw hat he wore!
So sorry for your loss we always loved him and your Mom. My prayers and thoughts are with you and family
We lived beside Troy and Willie for several years. They were more like grandparents than neighbors. I have such fond memories of both of them! They were so sweet to put up with all of us "neighborhood" kids. My prayers are for all of your family.
Kathy, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He had a long wonderful life. Cherish your memories. You will be in my prayers in the days ahead.
I will always remember Troy as a nice neighbor and a gentleman!
He was such a nice, polite,and sweet man!
We are very sorry and want to extend prayers for the family.
One of the nicest people I ever knew. God Bless
You Dad could make a person smile and I can imagine what he was like in his younger years. Kathy amd family I know you are so proud of him . It will be easy to smile when you think of him.
Kathy, I am so sorry about your Dad. You and your family will be in my prayers.
We knew Mr. Troy and Mrs Willie, they both were good people. Sorry to hear of his passing, but I'm sure he is in a better place.Sincerely, Ray and Betty Barnes
A good man he was. Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. Lloyd & Evalyn DePriest