Kenneth Earl Messick, 60, Springfield, Mo., passed away at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Springfield, after suffering a sudden heart attack.
He worked as a land surveyer and was an avid softball player and sports fan.
Ken was a member of Springfield Community Church of the Nazarene, Springfield.
He is survived by a son, Josh and daughter, Holly Messick of the home; his father and stepmother, Marion and Sharon Messick, Springfield; his mother, Lavonne Messick, Walker, Mo.; numerous family and friends who loved him also survive. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, in Springfield Community Church under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Walker, Mo.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, in the funeral home.