Died: Fri., Jul. 16, 2021


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 24, 2021
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3:00 PM Sat., Jul. 24, 2021
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

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Onnie Massey, III was born on October 28, 1961 to  Onnie Massey, Jr. and  the late Ruby Fae Wardsworth in Memphis, Tennessee.

Known as Buzz, Bugs Bunny and Big O he graduated from Hamilton High School in Memphis, Tennessee with the class of 1980. He then went on to work for three years at Cleo Wrap while in Memphis for 3 years.

He relocated to Indianapolis in 1985. He was employed at Church’s Chicken and retired after 17 years of service.

He married his loving wife, Patricia Thomas on February 14, 2002.

Onnie loved to barbecue and cook for anyone that needed it. He specialized in BBQ and had his own BBQ business called “Big O’sMemphis BBQ.” His slogan was “Don’t waste your money, Taste Your money.” He also loved playing dominoes and being around family. He had a voice that would make anybody turn around and acknowledge him. He loved the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints.  He also really loved to cook and talk trash.

Onnie Massey, III departed life on July 16, 2021 at the age of 59 years old. He will deeply, truly be missed by everyone!. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Fae Wardsworth; grandmother, Ruby Hines; grandfather, Paul Hines; grandfather, Onnie Massey; grandmother, Rose Massey; and granddaughter Nyla Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Thomas; father, Onnie Massey, Jr. (Bobby); son, Justin Massey; daughter, Deja Miles; sister, Lisa Edwards (Louis); brother, Reginald Massey; grandkids, JaMya Massey, Kylan Massey, and Harmoney Hughes; niece, Imani Edwards; and a host of family and close friends now will miss you dearly. 


Humbly Submitted…………..The Family


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Helena D Hill
   Posted Fri July 23, 2021
To the Family of Onnie Massey: My family sends Our prayers and condolences 🙏. Even though we didn't know him long, he made us feel so love and cared for. He and his wife are our neighbors, and Onnie often looked out for myself, and my family. We will miss him and his wonderful smile and love. Thank you family for sharing him with others. We also will miss the smells of him barbecuing and the foods he often prepared near by. Thank you. Sincerely, H. Denise Hill, Jefferey R. Hill and Family

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