Robert W. Massey Jr., 65, Topeka: Feb. 22, 1955 – Oct. 28, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. – Robert “Robbie” W. Massey Jr., 65, Topeka, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Stormont Vail Hospital. Robert was born Feb. 22, 1955, in Topeka, the son of Robert Sr. and Patty (Arganbright) Massey.

He graduated from Seaman High School and attended Baker University.

He married the love of his life, Loretta Holmes, April 13, 1990, in Topeka.

He worked at Whelan’s Lumber Yard and retired from Adams Business Forms.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta, Jan. 1, 2020; and three grandchildren, Brent Jaynes, Bobby Joe Harness and Tanner Burkey.

He is survived by a son, Joseph Degan Jr.,  of Topeka; three daughters, Kayla (Frank) Jaynes, Burlingame, Kan., Angie (Jarret) Burkey, Auburn, Kan., and Heather (Jonathan) Miller, Topeka; sister, Pandra (Jay) Wellman, Meriden, Kan.; 14 grandchildren, Casey, Alissa, Kylie, Chelsea, Jordan, Jayde, Haley, Jacob, Ethan, Rylie, Braden, Ashlynn, Brennan and Liam; and five great grandchildren, Parker, Brayson, Taisley, Gracyn and Hudson.

Robbie enjoyed drag racing his Chevelle when he was younger, sports, especially football, which he played himself in high school. He loved going to his grandchildren’s sports events and cheering them on. He also enjoyed fishing, dancing and spending lots of quality fun time with his family and friends.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Davidson Funeral Home. He will lie in state 12-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Rochester Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission or the Helping Hands Humane Shelter, sent in care of the Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608-1241. See davidsonfuneral.com.

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