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Tsgt. Joe Benjamin Messick

July 16, 1949 ~ June 22, 2021 (age 71)


TSGT Joe Benjamin Messick (USAF), 71, of Goldsboro passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.


The family will receive friends Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 2 until 3:30 p.m at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.


Joe was born in Virginia on July 16, 1949 to the late Elee L. Messick and Nannie R. Osborne Messick.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  Joe enjoyed golf, being witty with his jokes, and was a master yardsman.  Joe was always there for his family and friends to lend a helping hand. Being from the Western part of Virginia, Joe enjoyed his Virginia Tech Hokies Football.  One of Pawpaw Joe's most exciting thrill in life was spoiling his grandchildren.


Joe is survived by his wife, Annie Louise Messick; two sons, Terry Messick (Sabrina) and Kevin Messick; his daughter, Tracy Wheeler (James W. Wheeler); two brothers, Hallie Messick and Randall Messick; three sisters, Juanita Sanford, Beulah Armes and Carol Keen; grandchildren, Caleb, Nate, Aubrey, Alaina, Savannah, Landon, Landry, Gavin, Kiersten and Liam.


In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by one sister, Juanita Sanford; two sisters-in-law, Doris Messick and Shirley Messick and three brothers-in-law, Vernon Sanford, June Armes and Roger Keen.


The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

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June 26, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Howell Funeral Home & Crematory
1500 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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