‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees

Open Door Visitation

Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Four Oaks
Saturday October 2nd, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm

View Details

Lie in State

Pauline Baptist Church
Sunday October 3rd, 2021
2:00pm - 3:30pm

View Details

Funeral Service

Pauline Baptist Church
Sunday October 3rd, 2021

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Joe 's visitation.

Joe David Massey

Four Oaks, NC: Mr. Joe David Massey, age 77, entered into the arms of Jesus, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at UNC Rex Health Care in Raleigh surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services will be held 4:00PM, Sunday, October 3, 2021 outdoors at Pauline Baptist Church, 501 Strickland's Crossroads Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524. Officiating will be Dr. Robert Cooke.

Mr. Massey was born on December 7, 1943 in Johnston County to the late David Emmitt and Flossie Adams Massey. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Bobby D. Massey. Mr. Massey was a farmer of various crops, and lived and enjoyed his life on the family farm. One of his greatest loves was his garden, where he shared his vegetables with his family and friends. He was also a retired volunteer fireman with 30 years of service with the Strickland’s Crossroads Fire Department, where he served as their second chief. He was a lifetime member of Pauline Baptist Church outside Four Oaks, where he served in many capacities.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary Ann Guy Massey, twin daughters, Annette Massey Adams and husband, Randy, and Jeanette Massey McNeill and husband, Matt; grandchildren, Lauren Adams Harmon and husband, Kyle, Matthew Boone McNeill, Joseph Guy McNeill and Luke David Adams and fiancée’ Courtney Garris; great-grandson, Elijah Ryan “Eli” Harmon; many other special family members.

There will be an open-door visitation from 1:00PM-5:00PM, Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC. The family will not be present during this time.

On Sunday, October 3, 2021, Mr. Massey will lie in state from 2:00PM-3:30PM, prior to the outdoor service in the sanctuary of Pauline Baptist Church outside Four Oaks, NC.

In accordance with NC-COVID19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W’s: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Face coverings are not required, but are kindly recommended for all services.

Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to Pauline Baptist Church, C/O Janice Gregory 2915 Lee’s Union Church Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524.

Condolences may be sent to the family at roseandgraham.com.

Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joe Massey, please visit our flower store.


Oh Maryanne and girls! I'm just now reading this! Bobbys sister Gail told us about Joe Davids passing. We are soooo sorry. He was a blessing to my Daddy & Mommy as you were. He was a man of God and loved his Lord and his family dearly. Annette & Janette, you were blessed to have a dad like Joe. I know your hearts are still broken. I love all of you and am still praying for you even now. God bless you.

Bob & Becky Compton Cooke Jan 4 2022 11:43 PM

I offer my prayers and condolences to the family.

Clarry W Gathers Oct 9 2021 9:21 PM

Sorry for your loss. Mr. Joe was a fine husband and father. He will be greatly missed.

The Family of the Late Kaye Carr Oct 8 2021 11:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joe Massey

Max & Faye Johnson Oct 3 2021 8:35 PM

Mary Ann, Annette, Jeanette and family,
My heart is sad for the loss of Joe David. He was my lifetime friend. We made many cherished childhood memories together —— hunting, fishing, gigging frogs (Miss Flossie fried some good frog legs), cutting trees ( & my leg)) with a chain saw, working together on the farm, going to church and and some things that got us "in trouble". When Joe got his driver license our interest shifted to "cruising" Main Street Benson looking for girls. I was especially blessed to renew that friendship when I retired and again lived next door and attended Pauline Baptist Church. Joe David was one of my best and most cherished friends and I loved him as a brother. I sure am going to miss him.

Danny Hayes Oct 3 2021 1:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joe Massey

Danny & Barbara Hayes Oct 3 2021 1:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joe Massey

Michelle Puckett Oct 3 2021 1:11 PM

He was always so very kind. I will always remember his kindness when mama died. Prayer's for everyone. 🙏🙏💞💞

Diane Bass Oct 3 2021 11:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joe Massey

Diane Bass Oct 3 2021 11:01 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joe Massey

Andria Barrett Oct 3 2021 7:36 AM

Show More Entries