Joel Lee Massey, 57, of Taft, passed away Monday, (April 27, 2021). Funeral service for Mr. Massey will be conducted Thursday April 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Brock Neubauer officiating. Burial will follow in Blanche Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 12 until 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Joel was born November 6, 1963 in Lincoln County to the late Donald and Frances Hendrix Massey. Joel retired as a Lieutenant Investigator from the Fayetteville Police Department in 2019 after serving over 30 years. Joel loved fishing and spending time with his family and friends and was a member of the Taft Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years Teresa Bennett Massey of Taft, sons Brian (Jillian Miles) Massey, Madison, AL. and Nathan (Amber) Massey of Taft, granddaughter Libby Kate Massey. Aunt Doris Moore of Tuscaloosa, AL. Uncles, David Hendrix of Tuscaloosa, AL, Dennis (Marsha) Massey of Park City and brother-in-laws, Kevin Bennett of Nashville, TN. and Derrick Spray and nephew, Dustin Spray both of Fayetteville. Numerous cousins, friends and fishing buddies who he considered his brothers. Preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Robert & Zana Massey. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joel Lee Massey.