Mr. Tony Byron Messer, 65, of Barbourville, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 17, 2021 at the Barbourville ARH Hospital.  He was the son of the Bobbie Jean Disney Messer and the late Bodie Messer Jr. born on September 25, 1955 in Detroit, MI.

Tony was a retired knife dealer.  He enjoyed martial arts, weight training, photography, hiking, music and playing the guitar.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Brian Gene Messer.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Bushey Messer; his mother, Bobbie Messer; six children, Isaac Messer and wife, Emily, Matthew Messer and wife, Riyam, Rebecca Tinker and husband, Adam, Sarah Crocker and husband, Benjamin, Jacob Messer and wife, Allie, and Gabriel Messer; a brother, Gary L. Messer and wife, Debbie; 9 grandchildren; among other loved ones and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Saturday, June 26 at 11 A.M. with Rev. Samuel Lawson officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday after 10 A.M. until the service time.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.