Clayton Robert Massengill, 82 of Decatur, died Monday, March 18, 2019 at Grace Healthcare in Decatur.
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He was a lifelong resident of Meigs County and was a son of the late Broughton and Amy Tennyson Massengill. He was also preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Ingle Massengill and stepmother Sylvia Massengill.
He was of the Baptist faith and had served in the U.S. Army. He was associated with Cumberland Case Company in Chattanooga as an inspector until his retirement.
He is survived by daughters, Cherie Stevenson of Chattanooga, and Lorie (Terry) Davis, of Rossville, GA; a step-daughter, Brenda Powell of Oliver Springs; a step-son, David Powell of Decatur; a half brother, Clarence Samples and his wife Faith of Michigan; grandchildren, Alexis Stevenson and Jake Davis; and a great granddaughter, Annalise Stevenson .
A graveside funeral service will be conducted, 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the Decatur Cemetery with Chaplain Marv Eskew officiating and military honors provided by the U.S. Army. The family will receive friends from 11:00am-1:00pm Thursday, at the funeral home prior to the graveside service.
The family suggests memorials be made to The American Cancer Society c/o Perry Riden, 172 Co. Rd. 759, Riceville, TN 37370.
The family would like to express a special thanks to his nurse Lora Baker and the Staff of Hearth Hospice and Grace Healthcare of Decatur.