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Gordon I. Massey of Clinton

Gordon I. Massey, 72, of Clinton died 4:17 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 30, 2013) in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Dennis Corley and Ethan Paulsen officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: Da Vita Dialysis Center, Lincoln. Send condolences:

Gordon was born Jan. 5, 1941, in DeWitt County, the son of Arthur Claytus and Evelyn Dorine Garren Massey. He was a member of First Christian Church, Clinton, and attended Kenney Christian Church. He worked for Revere Copper & Brass, Clinton, retiring after 32 years of service. He also did farming. Gordon enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and bicycling. He clocked 1,600 miles on one bicycle trip, of which he was very proud. He married Barbara J. Shelley on Nov. 24, 1963, in Decatur.

Surviving are his wife; children, Kathy (Tony) Sellberg of Stanford; Arthur Thomas (P.J.) Massey of Clinton; grandchildren, Alyson, Megan, Timothy, Miranda and Matthew; four stepgrandchildren; two great-stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.