Site icon Meigs Independent Press

William Starling Massar, 87, of East Meigs

William Starling Massar, 87, of East Meigs

William Starling Massar, 87, of East Meigs, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side after a lingering battle of Parkinson’s Disease. He was born on Dec. 27, 1933 at the home of his late Aunt Leone (Smith) and Uncle Oscar Babcock, Long Bottom, Ohio. 

He graduated from Chester High School, Class of 1952. He was a member of the Shade River Masonic Lodge #453 and a member of the Keno Church of Christ, where he served as a superintendent for many years. He retired from AEP. Starling resided and worked the Massar Family Farm his entire life, along with his son Chuck while driving them blue tractors. 

In addition to his parents Charles E. and Leota M. (Smith) Massar, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Sandra (Boyles) Massar; and foster brother, Ray Justis. 

Starling is survived by his daughter, Diana (Kevin) Buckley; a son, Charles William Massar; granddaughters, Michelle (Kenny) Turley, Miranda (Randy) Moore; a grandson, Ben (Kristin) Buckley and several great grandchildren; brother, David Riggs; brother-in-law, Phillip (Mary Lou) Boyles; cousins, Marion Riggs and George Massar, along with several other cousins; and very dear friends, Ed Long and Ernestine Frye. 

The family wants to sincerely thank Cheryl Light, Housecalls Home Health Care of Belpre and Hospice of Marietta. 

Due to Starling’s request, the family will have a private graveside service with close family. Ed Long will be officiating in the Massar-Koenig Family Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Housecalls in Belpre, 606 Washington Blvd., Belpre, OH 45714 and Hospice of Marietta, 27853 State Route 7, Marietta, OH 45750. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, OH. 
You are invited to sign the online guestbook at

Exit mobile version