Mr. J L Messer, age 63, of Newport, passed away Friday
morning, March 8, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his mother Sarah Messer, his
brother Leonard Messer, and his infant son Jimmy Lynn Messer.
He is survived by his wife Rita Cope Messer of the home;
sons and daughters-in-law Jimmy and Kay Messer of Parrottsville, TN and Major
Marty and Angela Messer of Newport, NC; and two truly loved and cherished
granddaughters Ryan and Alicia Messer.
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 and
son-in-law Lana and Dean Williams; father-in-law Fred Williford of White Pine;
and the mother of his sons Judy Messer.
Additional survivors include his special friend and
sister-in-law Barbara Messer and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services 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