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David Preston Massie

David Preston Massie
  • September 16, 1982 - February 12, 2019
  • Charleston, South Carolina
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  • First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
    53 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“David, Tita and Family. Just learned of David's passing and am so very sorry. I remember David when your family was called to First Presbyterian...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Amy Wagner - Big Stone Gap, VA

“I would like to express my condolences to all the family and share a verse that touched my heart and hope it does the same to all those who loved...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Doris Greis - Columbia, SC

“We extend our love and deepest sympathies to Rev. Massie and his entire family. We did not know David but we know his father for his service to our...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Jim and Teri Ingham - SC

“I have David Massie to thank for introducing me to my first love, life in the kitchen. I will forever be grateful to him for that. An amazing person...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Elliot Cusher - Atlanta, GA

“John and I did not know David, but I wished we did. His life was exciting filled with the spirit of joy and the love of living. Tears fall from all...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Debora Mosher - Norfolk, VA

“Danny, Tita, Vaughn, Marie, and Natalie:My Mom and Dad (Peggy and Garland Russell), and Marlene Jordan have been keeping me abreast of David's...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jenny Russell - Norfolk, VA


7 of 17 | Posted by: Claire Eadon - Charleston, SC

“My son, Mark Fontenot, lives in Crested Butte, CO & knew David. Mark said that just knowing David made Mark a better person. I pray for you his...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Pamela Fontenot - The Woodlands, TX

“Our sincere condolences to the Massie family in your time of grief. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin and Sharon Riordan - Aiken, SC

“Danny, Tita, Vaughn, Maria & Natalie, My heart goes out to all of you at this time and know that I will continue to lift you up in my thoughts and...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Patricia Brose - Kingsport, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Joanne and Bud Zobel - SC

“My deepest sympathy to you, Danny, and your family over the loss of your son David. Although I know its no consolation to you, his name was brought...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: John M. Rivers, Jr. - Charleston, SC

“I only met David one time, but his positive and humorous presence left a lasting impression. I remember his smile and his laugh. His life has...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Artie Walker - Aiken, SC

“Thinking of you and sending many prayers for healing. With loveElizabeth Bowles ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth Bowles

“We know your pain. He and my Shane will find each other in Heaven. Loving, family, giving, music, and the outdoors were loved by both. Linda Whiddon ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“David helped me when Wyatt was a baby taking swim lessons. David held Wyatt in the pool because Wyatt was so active. David was in High School...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Stuart Hay - Charleston, SC

“Dear Massie Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.Susan and Bill Goodwin Taylor ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Susan Goodwin - Landrum, SC


David Preston Massie, 36, beloved son of Danny and Tita Massie and brother of three adoring siblings and their children, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, as a result of injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident on Maybank Highway on January 29, 2019.

Born in Vicksburg, MS, David attended Bishop England High School for three years but returned to Kingsport, TN, where he had previously lived to graduate with friends. He went on to earn his college degree from Western State University in Gunnison, CO. A gifted and passionate competitive snowboarder and instructor, he later worked in sales for Burton Snowboards. For many years he managed Burton's summer demo and training facility on Mt. Hood, OR where he made friends with many international and Olympic team members, including American Gold Medal winners from the past two winter Olympics. Snowboarding was a complete joy for him as was cooking. At the time of his death he was a chef at Oku restaurant on King Street in Charleston. His other passions were music, world travel, photography, art, following the Tennessee Volunteers and being with his siblings and his six nephews and nieces.

David was a committed and registered organ donor. He was a living donor three years ago donating one of his kidneys for his oldest nephew and at the time of his own death donating by pre-arrangement his body as gifts for transplant and medical research. David was a giver all through his all-too-brief life and was blessed by countless loyal friends who speak of his sweet spirit, his generous nature, his good humor and his heart of gold. He was a member of First (Scots) Presbyterian Church.

David is survived by his parents, the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Massie (Tita) of Sullivan's Island, SC; three siblings: Dr. R. Vaughan Massie (Meg) and children Mac and Anne Fenton of Aiken, SC; Maria Massie (Vince Fortner) and her children Liam and Lyla Hagan of Knoxville, TN; and Dr. Natalie Massie Gregory (Josh) and children Della and Mo of Mt. Pleasant, SC.

A memorial service for Mr. Massie will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting Street. Visitation will follow in the Mollie Wier Hall of the church.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the MUSC Foundation (Living Donor Institute-Research), Dept. of Surgery, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, (MSC 613-CSB 420), Charleston, SC 29425 or to First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.