RIP Rusty Massey


Massey PhotoUniversity Park Fire Department Battalion Chief Russell “Rusty” Benton Massey dedicated 16 years of service and hard work to the¬†city.

Massey, 45, died on Feb. 11, after a hard battle with kidney cancer.

Along with his dedication to University Park, Massey was deployed to New Orleans in 2005 as part of a search and rescue team following Hurricane Katrina. He was a driving force behind the creation of the UPFD Honor Guard, and Pipe and Drums Band.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Feb. 19 at Park Cities Baptist Church, with a procession to Restland Cemetery to occur immediately following the tribute.

Flowers may be received at Restland Funeral Home.

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