Mr. J L Messer, age 63, of Newport, passed away Friday
morning, March 8, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his father Ben Myers, his
mother Sarah Ellison, and his brother Leonard Messer.
He is survived by his wife Rita Cope Messer of the home;
sons and daughters-in-law Jimmy and Kay Messer of Parrottsville and Major Marty
A. and Angela Messer of Newport, NC; grandchildren Ryan (Alicia) Messer, Tina
(Chuck) Holt, Angie (Jason) Williams, and Lynn Mantooth; ten
great-grandchildren; brothers Roth Lee Messer of Greeneville; Virgil Messer,
Robert Messer, Mitchell Messer, Jerry Messer, and Cary Myers, all of Newport,
TN; Larry Myers of Del Rio, TN and Seldon Myers of Cleveland, TN; sisters Helen
Morgan of Greeneville, TN; Corrine Wahler of Connecticut; uncles Bertie Ellison
and Carl Ellison, both of Newport, TN; inherited daughter Lana (Dean) Williams;
father-in-law Fred Williford of White Pine, TN, and the mother of his sons Judy
A funeral service will be held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday,
March 14, 2013, in the Costner-Maloy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Franklin
Wine officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday
at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home prior to the services.
Arrangements by Costner-Maloy