Dan Massingill


(May 08, 1932 – April 26, 2019)

GRAVESIDE SERVICE:  2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Oakwood Cemetery in Comanche County.

VISITATION:  Family will receive friends at Comanche Funeral on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 12:00 P.M. until time to leave for the cemetery.

Dan Massingill, age 86, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019, in Waxahachie, Texas.

He was born on Mother’s Day, May 8, 1932, in Comanche, Texas, to Richard “Dick” and Bessie (Shafer) Massingill.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law and uncle.  On November 24, 1960, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Martha Lejuene Bowen Massingill. She preceded him in death after 52 years of marriage. He bravely enlisted in the U.S. Navy and then became a school teacher.

He is survived by his son, Travis and wife, Vonda Massingill of Red Oak; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Dwight Griggs of Cedar Hill; three grandchildren, Kacie Suzanne Massingill of Brisbane, Australia, Kyle Marcus Massingill of Arlington, Hennesy Isabella Griggs of Cedar Hill; two sister in-laws, Billie Massingill of Austin and Tommie Webb Bowen of Sugar Land; six nephews, Sealy Massingill of Ft. Worth, William Massingill of Austin, John Kelly Bowen of Houston, Chris Massingill of Irving, David Roberts of Brenham, Hal Roberts of Austin; four nieces, Berna Massingill of San Antonio, Julia Gipson Doan of Forney, Rhonda Bowen Jones of Sugar Land, Heidi Porter of Dallas; cousins, Harold Massey of Burleson, Nan Brown of San Angelo; and numerous other cousins, grand nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard “Dick” and Bessie Schafer Massingill and four siblings, George Massingill, Dixie Roberts, Virginia Gipson, and Dudley Massingill.

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