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Winthrop Remembers Fire Safety Technician Steve Massey

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 Steve Massey, who worked at Winthrop for 11 years, died Thursday, July 23.
 Funeral arrangements will be Wednesday, July 29, at 4 p.m. at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Rock Hill.

Steve Massey

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Steve Massey, fire safety technician in Facilities Management’s Environmental Health and Safety department, passed away July 23 at his home.

He started work at Winthrop in Public Safety in 1998 and moved to Facilities Management in 2000. He received his 10-year service pin at the April 28 Faculty/Staff/Retirees ceremony.

Massey was a familiar sight around campus as he made monthly inspections of the university’s 1,000 fire extinguishers. He also checked each building’s exit signs and emergency lights and maintained Facilities Management’s first aid kits. As the liaison with the state fire marshal and fire extinguisher and sprinkler contractors, Massey accompanied those representatives when they made on-campus inspections.

The Northwestern High School graduate also served in the U.S. Army from 1982-1998.

Surviving Massey are his wife of 22 years, Terri Massey, and a son, Jalen D. Massey, both of the home; four sisters, Shirley (Charles) Massey of Landover, Md., Debra Pratt of Rock Hill, Robbie (Bruce) Hodge of Gaithersburg, Md., and Janae M. (Brian) Davidson of Dayton, Ohio; and three brothers, Lonnie Pratt of Capital Heights, Md., Cornelius Pratt of Laurenton, N.Y., and Alan (Rosezenna) Boger of Rock Hill.

Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, from 5-7 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home in Rock Hill. The funeral will be held Wednesday, July 29, at 4 p.m. at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Rock Hill.

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