We are honored to help celebrate and memorialize the life of William Robert (“Bill”) Massey, who recently passed. Bill was beloved member of both the Oceans of Osyrus (formerly known as theRhombus.com) and more general Phish fan communities for more than 20 years.
Fellow members of Oceans of Osyrus, who raised $1600 in Bill’s memory, send these words in memory and celebration of his life:
We are saddened to share that our good friend Bill Massey, of Albertville, Alabama, passed away at the age of 49 on May 14th, 2021. Bill is survived by his loving wife Reisha; his daugthers Meri-Lil and McCallie Massey; his parents Sue and Lowell Moultrie; sister Cynthia Mann; brothers Butch and Richard Massey.
Bill was an avid Phish-lover and active member of the online community Oceans of Osyrus known as “KOA.” A good natured, quick witted person always quick to make his friends laugh and root on Auburn football. War Eagle.
Bill was an active, upstanding member of his community, working as a CPA with MDA Professional Group, P.C. Widely respected and loved by his many friends, peers and clients, recognized for his tireless effort working with the City of Albertville, Sand Mountain Park, and the Albertville School Foundation.
He will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
As his obituary reads, “In lieu of flowers, send donations to Albertville City Schools Foundation, Albertville Blessings in a Backpack, the Mockingbird Foundation, or Albertville First United Methodist Church.”
The Mockingbird Foundation is an all-volunteer, fan-founded and -managed 501c3 supporting music education for children. It is the leading provider of historical information about Phish and its music, having cultivated intellectual property through phish.net since 1994. A leading grantmaker in music education for children, the Foundation has now made 493 grants in all 50 states, totaling more than $1.8M. Funds for grants are generated through donations from a loyal base of fans, as well as through books, recordings, artwork, merchandise, and special events. The Foundation has been operated entirely by volunteer fans of the band, without any salaries or paid staff, since its inception in 1996.