Obrey Berlin Messick, 90, died on Monday, March 25, 2013, at home in Midland, the same house in which he was born on April 19, 1922.
A son of the late Charles Ernest Messick and Salome Andes Messick, he was a lifelong dairy farmer and a longtime member of Midland Church of the Brethren.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Virginia Elizabeth (Long) Messick; two sons, Jimmy Messick and Ronnie Messick; three sisters and a brother, Ernestine Embrey, Mildred Cooke, Rosalie Byron and the Rev. David Messick. He was the grandfather of Jeremy Messick, Jon Messick, Stephanie Messick, Amanda Messick, Eric Messick, Jake Messick and Helen Messick, and the great-grandfather of Jordan Wood and Shawn Messick. Additional survivors include a large extended family.
Mr. Messick was preceded in death by two sisters, Hilda Long and Rinda Tharpe.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at Midland Church of the Brethren in Midland. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Christian Academy, 10456 Old Carolina Road, Midland, Va. 22728.
Frances Allshouse · March 26, 2013 at 4:35 pm
Such a shock! We'll be thinking about the family.