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FL jeweler Jack Massey, 94, dies


Jack H. Massey, Jr. died on March 4, 2011 in Palatka, Florida at the age of 94.

Massey founded Jack Massey Jewelers and Photo Supply in Palatka on August 1, 1954.  He owned and operated his business until the time of his passing, and was very active in his local community.

A United States Army veteran, Massey served honorably in World War II during which he earned the African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the American Theater Service Medal, a Good Conduct Medal and a Victory Medal.

“His peers call him an institution and a man who never met a stranger and loved his family and community,” wrote Trisha Murphy in the Palatka Daily News.

Massey is survived by four sons, three daughters, 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Daughter Suzy Massey says she intends to, “keep the business going, as that was his wishes. He was working 4 days (a week) before he died. That’s the way he wanted it!”

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, March 9.