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Arthur A. Messick

WHALEYVILLE — Arthur Amos Messick, age 78, died Sunday, Sept.4 at the home of his daughter in Whaleyville. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late John Messick, Sr. and Ethel Nock Messick. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Mary Tawes  Messick in February of this year.

He is survived by his daughters: Patricia Ann Jarvis and her husband Glen, Christine Elaine Wells, Joanne Kathleen Brown, ten grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a sister Ethel Tawes and her husband Freddy of Salisbury. 

He was preceded in death by his sons; Arthur Ray Messick, David Wayne Messick, daughter Cynthia Estelle Messick, son-in-law Dennis M. Wells, Sr. and brothers, John Messick, Jr. and James Messick.

Messick had been a poultry grower and had been a feed truck driver with Perdue for many years.

Cremation followed his death. Inurnment will be private for the family at Wicomico Memorial Park in Salisbury. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box. 1733 Salisbury, MD 21804.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.