Dixie Massingill

Dixie Ruth Hopson Massingill was born in Gatesville, Texas, on February 25, 1935, to William Penn Hopson and Velma Ruth Hopson. Dixie married the love of her life, Mahlon Lee “Bud” Massingill on June 9, 1951, in Gatesville, Texas. Dixie and Bud spent many years traveling the state of Texas as he followed his career in iron working. They eventually settled in Everman, Texas, where they reared their two sons, Mahlon II and Gary Dean. It was during this time that Dixie began to pursue her career as a beautician. Eventually, they became the proud grandparents of Mahlon Lee “Trey” Massingill and Laurel Massingill-Bartlett. Five grandchildren were eventually added to the family. Dixie is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Bud Massingill as well as her two brothers, Joe Hopson and Jimmy Hopson; sons, Mahlon and wife, Alicia of Crowley, Texas and Gary of Plains, Montana; grandson, Trey and wife, Shawn of Alvarado, Texas; granddaughter, Laurel and husband, Scott of Godley, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Dillon Massingill, Tanner Massingill, Maycie Massingill, Kolby Bartlett, and Maddox Bartlett; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Dixie passed away July 13, 2017. Graveside service were held Monday, July 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Murphree Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Riley Funeral Home.

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