Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:32 pm
The Messenger, March 9, 2011
Completed arrangements are being announced for William Zachariah “Bill” Massengill III, 88, of Union City, who died March 7, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Union City.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Revs. Stan Waldon and Jerry Leggett officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Jordan Worley, Jacob Worley, Danny Worley, Clint Worrell, Rob Joyner, Marion Reithel and Randy Chapman. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Margaret Carter Sunday School Class of Union City First United Methodist Church and Bill Stephenson and Bill Barkley.
The family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 420 East Main St., Union City, TN 38261.
He was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Union City, son of the late Inez (Dahnke) and William Z. Massengill Jr. He married the former Frances Metcalf March 22, 1942. She survives. He had been the owner and operator of the former Bill’s Flower Box, retiring in 1980 after 25 years in the floral business. He was a member of Union City First United Methodist Church and the Margaret Carter Sunday School Class and was the last surviving grandchild of a charter member of the church.
A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, he was a member of Jones-Walker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4862 in Union City and was a member of Union City Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. He had also been a member of Union City Jaycees.
Survivors also include his daughter and son-in-law, Judi and Ken Pitts of Union City; his son, Tim Massengill of Nashville; two granddaughters, Angie Worley and Piper Worrell, both of Union City; and five great-grandchildren, Jordan Worley, Jacob Worley, Sydne Kate Worley, Kaleb Worrell and Kallie Worrell, all of Union City.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Magdalene Massengill; his son, Ricky Massengill; three sisters, Magdalene Griffin, Katherine Drewrey and Mary Ann Miller; and three brothers, Dick Massengill, Ed Massengill and Gene Massengill.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.