In Loving Memory
February 21, 1948 – September 12, 2016
Spanish Fort, AL
Karen King Hiley Massey passed away Monday, September 12, 2016, at home with her family.
Karen was born on February 21, 1948, in Savannah, GA, to Theodore James and Mary King Hiley. She grew up in Fairhope, AL, and Moss Point, MS, where she graduated from high school in 1966. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi and married her high school sweetheart, David C. Massey, on August 3, 1969. She then studied dental hygiene at Pensacola Junior College and worked as a hygienist until the birth of their first son in 1975. In the years that followed, Karen and David moved many times for his job, living in Lancaster, SC; Anniston, AL; Germantown, TN; Monroe, LA; and Birmingham, AL, until finally settling in Spanish Fort in 2004.
Karen was a loving wife to David and a wonderful mother to her sons, Heath and Seth. She took great pride in her eye for decorating and her ability to take any house and make it into a beautiful and inviting home. She was actively involved in her sons’ schools, in volunteer organizations like the United Way, and in her church, United Methodist of Spanish Fort. She was an avid reader and was interested in fashion, antiques, and flower gardening. She will be remembered especially for her warmth and kindness, her gentle spirit, her brilliant smile, and her selfless devotion to her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents Theodore and Mary Hiley and her in-laws Clark and Maurice Massey. She is survived, in her immediate family, by her husband David, her sons Seth and Heath (Elizabeth), and her grandson Theo.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30AM on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Spanish Fort United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the SF United Methodist Church Men’s Mission or the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.