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Passing of Society Great, James Hugh "Jim" Massey

Oklahoma City, OK - March 7th, 2014

xJim-2005.jpg.pagespeed.ic.hOS94Yrqx7On February 28, 2014, James Hugh "Jim" Massey took his final bow. Always the entertainer, even when Parkinson's took his physical voice, Jim still managed to deliver a punch line with a charming gesture and an endearing smile.He was born in McKinney, TX in 1933 to Jimmy Massey and Grace Hood. His father died when he was 10 months old but in 1943, Grace married Arlin Sharp. Together they raised him to be "anything he wanted". Jim became the first of his family to attend and graduate from college.


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