September 09 1945 June 08 2019
Eddy Lee Messick September 09, 1945 – June 08, 2019 Share this obituary Send Sympathy Gifts Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card| Memorial Donation Eddy Lee Messick, 73, of Madison, NC passed away peacefully in his home Saturday June 8, 2019. A native of Bell Buckle, TN, Eddy was the husband of Kathleen Diane Messick and the son of the late Clarence Wesley Messick and Beulah Elizabeth Pearson Messick. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He grew up on his family’s dairy farm and loved his childhood. He went on to run a dairy and serve in the Army National Guard. Eddy had many accomplishments as an alderman for the town of Bell Buckle, and felt that his work there helped the town thrive the way it does today. He worked in the aircraft industry for forty years. Newspaper articles written about his work at TIMCO/HAECO call him a pioneer in his field and the professor of structures. He was a professional and received countless awards and accolades for his work. He loved to box, drive fast cars, and watch the Braves play baseball, but his real passion was animals. He knew everything there was to know about a horse, cow, chicken, and dog. He loved to ride and train horses, and was a true cowboy. He was a member of the NC Angus Association and the proud owner of a herd of registered black angus cattle. He “fooled with” chickens his whole life and really enjoyed them. Eddy’s favorite topic and hobby was coonhunting, and he traveled to all the major hunts. He loved his hounds, kept a kennel full, and was known all over the country for them. He had two “once-in-a-lifetime” dogs: a border collie with a college education, “JT,” and a coonhound “smarter than most people,” “Luke.” Eddy was a mentor and had many close friends and neighbors he considered family. He was a master story teller, keeping those around him in constant laughter with his unique southern wit and grit. He was a strong and compassionate man who was always giving and helping others. He lived life to the fullest. Eddy Lee was one of a kind, and will truly be missed. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen, of the home; son, Matt Messick and wife, Desiree of a Kernersville, NC; daughter, Melissa Huffman and husband, Cort of Shelbyville, TN; grandchildren, Lindsey Vincion, Memphis Messick, and Henley Messick; great grand-children, Alivia Lucas and Averlee Lucas; sister, Debby Matthews and husband Jim, of Murfreesboro, TN; brothers, Billy Messick and wife, Sherrie of Bell Buckle, TN, and Jimmy Messick of Bell Buckle, TN; brother-in-law, Dr Jim Cunningham of Tullahoma, TN; beloved cousin, Gary Pearson and wife Linnie Sue of Bell Buckle, TN; several nieces and nephews; many dear friends; and his beloved Black and Tan coonhound, Luke. In addition to his parents, Eddy was preceded in death by his sister, Emily Cunningham of Tullahoma, TN. A Celebration of Life service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday June 15, 2019, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Dr. Julian Suggs officiating and Jeff Gilmore speaking. Following, his ashes will be buried at Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle, TN. Visitation will be held from 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m Saturday at the funeral home. Friends and family may view and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com or at www.doakhowellfuneralhome.com . Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Please keep my message private Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Eddy Lee Messick September 09 1945 June 08 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Shelbyville, state: Tennessee