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Louis Massengale

January 20, 1952 — January 22, 2018




Louis Eugene "Gene" Massengale of Meridian, Texas was born on January 20, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas to Louis Elmer and Gertrude Ogan Massengale. He was born to Eternal Life on January 22, 2018. Gene was 66 years old.

Celebration of Life Services are going to be 1:30 P.M., Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Meridian. Pastor Rane Carpenter and Chaplain Wes McDuffie will conduct the service.

Gene was born on January 20, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas to Louis Elmer and Gertrude Ogan Massengale. He graduated from Trimble High School in 1969. After high school, Gene joined the United States Air Force Reserves. On June 4, 1971 he married Nancy Storey, also of Fort Worth. To this marriage two children were born, Jason and Traci Massengale. Gene and Nancy were married for 46 years. They spent 40 years living in Crowley, Texas. Gene pursued a career in law enforcement with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office in 1973. He left the department and when to work for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 9 years. Gene then returned to Tarrant County Sheriff's officer in their Patrol Division and finished his career at the Tarrant County District Attorney's office as a Criminal Investigator. He retired on June 30, 2011.

Survivors are his wife of 46 years, Nancy Storey Massengale of Meridian; children, Jason Massengale and wife, Maggi, of Lake Whitney, Traci Logsdon and husband, Jay, of Granbury; grandchildren, Brazos and Canyon Massengale, and Gavin, Levi, and Avari Logsdon; brother, Robert Bagwell and wife, Linda, of Granbury; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Louis Elmer and Gertrude Ogan Massengale; and brother, James Bagwell.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to: Spring Creek Baptist Church, 3627 FM 1473, Meridian, Texas 76665; Peace Officer's Angels Foundation, c/o Tarrant County Officers, P.O. Box 121961, Arlington, Texas 76012 or online at POAF.org; or to the Texas Parks and Wildlife, 2914 Suite Ave., Dallas, Texas 75204 or online at tpwf.org.

Words of comfort and peace can be sent to the family at www.lawsonfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were made by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.


Born: January 20, 1952
Place of Birth: Fort Worth, TX
Death: January 22, 2018
Place of Death: Meridian, TX
Occupation: Criminal Investigator

Memorial Service

Sunday January 28, 2018 , 1:30 PM at First Baptist Church of Meridian

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