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Obrey B. Messick

Obrey Berlin Messick, 90, died on Monday, March 25, 2013 at home in Midland, the same home in which he was born on April 19, 1922. A son of Charles Ernest Messick and Salome Andes Messick, Obrey was a lifelong dairy farmer, and a longtime member of Midland Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Virginia Elizabeth (Long) Messick and two sons; Jimmy Messick and Ronnie Messick. He also leaves three sisters and a brother, Ernestine Embrey, Mildred Cooke, Rosalie Byron and Rev. David Messick. He was the grandfather of Jeremy, Jon, Stephanie, Amanda, Eric, Jake and Helen Messick and the great-grandfather of Jordan Wood and Shawn Messick. Additional survivors include a large extended family.
Mr. Messick was preceded in death by two sisters; Hilda Long and Rinda Tharpe.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 27 6-8 pm at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Funeral and burial services will be held Thursday, March 28 beginning at 11:00 at Midland Church of the Brethren in Midland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Midland Christian Academy, 10456 Old Carolina Rd. Midland, VA, 22728
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