William A. Massey

February 20th, 2024

William A. Massey, 62, of Linwood, Pa passed away on Tuesday, February 13th at Crozer Chester Medical Center.  Bill was raised and educated in Upper Chichester and was a graduate of Chichester High School with the class of 1980.  After high school, he went on to attend the Word of Life Bible Institute.  He worked as an environmentalist at Crozer Chester medical Center for over 20 years, and most recently as a crossing guard for the Chichester School District.  He loved when kids would stop and give him a hug.

William enjoyed so many things in life, but probably the most loved was the Miami Dolphins! He also enjoyed watching and attending Philadelphia Phillies games with his father, Philadelphia Flyers games with his wife Joyce, and Philadelphia Eagles games with his son in law Cory. He enjoyed playing baseball, and bowling. He loved his sports, but he also had a true love for music. He loved to sing hymns at his church, especially with his family. He could always be found with some kind of music to make the day pass.

He loved fishing and taking walks, the springtime was his favorite time of year. He loved writing poems, and sharing them to put a smile on somebody’s face. He also loved to joke around. He was a person that could make someone laugh in any situation!

William attended First Baptist Church of Ogden, PA for about 46 years. He served The Lord in many ways Serving a term as a trustee, singing in the choir, singing special music, a participant in visitation, and a helper in Vacation Bible School and Awana. He played on the church softball team and attended a couple of Pennwood mission trips. William also enjoyed playing in the “Casino League” bowling league at Bowlero in Chichester, PA.

Some of his daughter Amanda’s favorite memories are the simplest ones. The way he always had a pen on him, jingling keys, and some kind of mint or hard candy. And he always had a dollar to give to his Grandson Cameron on Sunday morning to put in the offering plate. He and his brother Paul and Sister Nancy would always be laughing when they were together. Nancy remembers them always finding great pleasure in picking on her!! He was an amazing, humble person that gave everything he had to others.


He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce Massey (2021); son, Samuel B. Massey (2024).  He is survived by his children, Jason Massey, Noel Massey, and Amanda Boyd (Corey); parents, William and Eleanor Massey; brother, Paul Massey; sister, Nancy Byrne (Patrick); grandchildren Carly and Cameron Boyd.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, February 26th at 12pm at the First Baptist Church of Ogden 2446 Mill Rd. Upper Chichester, PA.  Friends and family are invited to his viewing from 11am-12pm in church.  Burial will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery.  Donations in his memory can be made to the First Baptist Church of Ogden at the above address or online at First Baptist Church of Ogden | OnLine Giving (

9 thoughts on “William A. Massey

  1. What a friend in Jesus. Thank the Lord for having the pleasure of knowing you and will continue in heaven.

  2. We were privileged and blessed to be called to work for Billy and Joyce in issues
    That came ur. We pray for the family in Billy’ homehoing knowing that his
    Body , soul and spirit are with the Lord and his suffering is over. Our Condolences go out to the family with the knowledge of his suffering ended and his joy in stepping on shore and finding it Heaven!

  3. We are all very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We miss him very much on our floor. He is thoughts often and will be fondly remembered.

  4. We wish to share our heart felt condolences in the home going of Billy. He fought the good fight from the attacks on his body and ministered to others in personal ways and in ministry as the lord led him. A very affable person with his dad’s sense of humor. His presence will be missed. Until the Rapture. Ralph and Nancy Hanby

  5. We loved you Bill and Joyce. You are one of our best friends. We believed in Jesus Christ as you did. We remember all the good times we had together. Rest in peace dear friend.

  6. I enjoyed getting to know Billy over the past 20 plus years, and serving with him in a number of ministry opportunities and fellowship times.
    Sincere Condolences from the Bishop Family. May Jesus comfort, embrace and bless each of you in this time of sorrow.

  7. see you someday in heaven billy,you Loved the Lord and your country.I remember a few years back when we and your father and a few others went on visitation at the church.

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