Jesse “Buddy” Massengill, age 79 of Heiskell

Jesse “Buddy” Massengill, age 79 of Heiskell passed away at his residence on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Buddy was a member of Community Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a plumber in Knoxville and the Powell area for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Marcella Campbell Massengill; parents, Jesse and Rosa Massengill; brothers, Jimmy Ray, Vernon, and Archie Massengill; sisters, Shirley Graham, Faye Newman & Phyllis Kagley.

He is survived by:
Children, Darryl & wife Monie Massengill, Sandra and husband Greg Sims, and Eddie & wife Brandy Massengill; grandchildren, DJ (Ashley) Massengill, Cheyenne Massengill, Channing (Andy) Benge, Trent, Jesse & Tucker Massengill; great grandchild, Dale Norris Massengill; sister, Billie Lane; several nieces and nephews; special family, Russell & Teresa Worley; special family friends, Tim & Walta Patt, Billy Ray, & Judy Clabough.

Due to the recommendation of the CDC for public gatherings, there will only be a private funeral and private graveside held at Woodhaven Memorial Garden.  Friends may call at their convenience from 1:00 pm, until 5:00 pm, Friday, March 20, 2020 at the funeral home. 

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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