Robert Lee Massey, 73, Independence, Mo., passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

Robert Lee Massey, 73, Independence, Mo., passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence. Interment with full Military Honors will follow at Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, Mo. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Full Gospel Assembly, 10537 E. 6th St. S., Independence, MO 64053 or Compassionate Care Hospice, 19401 E. U.S. 40, Ste. 130, Independence, MO 64055.

Robert was born May 29, 1939, in Aurora, Mo., and attended Northeast High School in Kansas City. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Army Reserves after his discharge from active duty. He was a member of the Full Gospel Assembly. He had began his work career as a welder at the Allis-Chalmers plant in Independence and retired from Graham Migletz Enterprises, a civil engineering firm, after a thirteen-year career as a draftsman. He also enjoyed woodworking and photography. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Chester L. and Bessie (Johnson) Massey, and sister, Mary Ruth Massey.

He is survived by his wife, Treva (Garrett) Massey; sons, Kyle Massey and wife, Tracee, and Kurt Massey; daughter, Karissa Alumbaugh and husband, Rob; brother, William Massey and wife, Liz; grandsons, Jonathan and Christopher Massey, and Evan and Lucas Alumbaugh; and nephews, Mike and Mark Massey.

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Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816-373-3600.

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