Buddy “Pops” Massengill, 80, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020.
Mr. Massengill was born in Morristown, Tenn. and moved from Jacksonville, Fla. to Fernandina Beach in 1999. He was involved as an owner with late-model stock car racing for many years and was inducted into the Stock Car Hall of Fame in 2010.
He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His life centered on his family and racing. He also loved watching old westerns on TV on Sundays.
Mr. Massengill was predeceased by his daughter, Hydia Browning, and a great-granddaughter, Paisley Alayne Massengill.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jo Anne Massengill of Fernandina Beach; four sons, Jeffrey Massengill of Yulee, Tony Massengill of Fernandina Beach, Michael Massengill of Jacksonville, and Mikey Massengill of Fernandina Beach; a daughter, Tammy Troxel of Fernandina Beach; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Jean Massengill of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Jewell Ayscue of Mount Carmel, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in the Stephens Chapel at Green Pine Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.
To view Mr. Massengill’s online obituary and leave condolences, please visit the Green Pine Funeral Home website at www.greenpinefuneral.com.
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