Guyton- Walter William Messex, age 63 passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at his home. Mr. Messex was born in Savannah on March 3, 1957 to the late Rufus Messex and Shirley Davis Barnes. He was a 1976 graduate of Tompkins High School and long-time resident of both Bloomingdale and Guyton. Mr. Walter retired from Overhead Door of Savannah as a commercial installer with over 31 years of service. He loved to fish, hunt and grow vegetables and passed on his skill to many of the youth in his neighborhood. Mr. Walter was a mentor to many, enjoyed volunteering at Fostering Bulloch and was a Little League Baseball coach for many years. He was a member of Sand Hill Baptist Church, where served on the building and grounds committee, assisted with the Royal Ambassadors and was assistant teacher of the youth Sunday School class. In addition to his parents, Mr. Messex was preceded in death by his step father, Henry K. Barnes.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Sandra Crowe Messex of Guyton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Cody and Baylee Messex of Warthen, GA and Rico of Pooler; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rudy and Pam Messex of Hope Mills, NC and Lee and Andrea Messex of Grovetown; two sisters, Wanda Inglett of Waynesboro and Candy Adams of Hephzibah; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in the social hall of Sand Hill Baptist Church. A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Sand Hill Cemetery with Pastor David Feldkamp officiating and Pastor Kenny Harrelson assisting.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing and face mask are required.
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Flanders Morrison Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Walter W. Messex.