Staff

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Rusty & Michelle Tapp Owner/Funeral Director
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Bonnie Morrison Funeral Director
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John Bariou, Jr. Prearrangement Specialist
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Art Hernandez Funeral Assistant/Pre-Need Specialist
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Noemi M. Howard Funeral Assistant/Pre-Need Specialist
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Leon “Lonnie” Abrigo Funeral Assistant
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Isador “Ike” Sanchez Funeral Assistant
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Charlie Millspaugh Funeral Assistant
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Lester Sizemore Funeral Assistant
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John Wesley and Mildred Thompson Funeral Assistants

Rusty & Michelle Tapp

Owner/Funeral Director
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Robert Massie Funeral Home has always been family owned and operated since its opening in 1906. Continuing that tradition, Rusty and Michelle Tapp purchased the funeral home and moved to San Angelo, January 31, 2018. The Tapps are excited to be involved in the San Angelo community and make it their new home.

Rusty Tapp grew up in Amarillo and graduated from Tascosa High School in 1989. After marrying Michelle in 1990, he attended the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he received his degree in 1991. He worked as a funeral director and embalmer in Lamesa and Dumas before settling in Pampa at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors for almost 25 years. Rusty and Michelle have two daughters, Cayley and Camryn. Rusty is a member of the Lions Clubs International and the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the board of the Pregnancy Help Center of the Concho Valley and enjoys services and studies at PaulAnn Church.

Bonnie Morrison

Funeral Director
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Bonnie Morrison was born and raised in Amarillo and graduated from Tascosa High School in 1987.  Her early career was spent in the medical field.  In 1997, she began working at Schooler Funeral Home in Amarillo.  She graduated with an Associate’s Degree of Mortuary Science from Amarillo College under the guidance of Jason Altieri in 2000.  For over the next twenty years she would serve hundreds of Panhandle Families.  In 2008 she was promoted to funeral home manager and managed both Schooler and Angel Funeral homes until she resigned her position in 2017 to explore other opportunities in the funeral industry. Bonnie was active in Rotary, SPCA, and spent many hours supporting and volunteering for local hospices, community organizations and charities.

In 2017, she and her husband Jim took a leap of faith and moved across country to North Carolina.  For the next two years she would manage Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City.  A beautiful coastal town located in Eastern North Carolina.  Although they loved living on the coast, after surviving two major hurricanes in two years, Hurricane Florence and Dorian, the couple started thinking about making a move back to Texas to be closer to family and further from hurricanes!

Her husband Jim also brings decades of experience as he owned Morrison Funeral Directors in Dumas, Sunray and Stratford for many years.  After selling his funeral home he managed for SCI, ECI, and Legacy Funeral Group before retiring in 2017.  The couple have two incredible grandchildren, Mazzy and Aslan and three rescue fur-babies, Monkey, Moose and Max

In addition to having years of management and business experience, Bonnie is currently a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both Texas and North Carolina.  She is also a licensed crematory operator, an InSight Certified Celebrant and serves on the Jerry M. Speed Memorial Scholarship Committee.  She is excited about getting plugged into the community and serving the people of the Concho Valley.  “I absolutely believe I have the best job in the world.  Is it hard, YES! Is it demanding, YES! Does it challenge me each day, mentally, physically and emotionally, YES! And I wouldn’t want it any other way!”

John Bariou, Jr.

Prearrangement Specialist
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Raised in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, John first came to Goodfellow AFB in 1975 and returned as a permanent resident of San Angelo in 1979. He worked for Mitsubishi Aircraft and Western Iron Works before coming into the death care field in 1998. John has worked at Robert Massie Funeral Home since 2010. John and his wife, Dianna, are members of Freedom Fellowship Church and enjoy time with their three adult children, several grandchildren, as well as numerous pets. He is a collector of full-size former military vehicles. John has also been recognized as “Santa” by many. 

Art Hernandez

Funeral Assistant/Pre-Need Specialist
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Art grew up in San Angelo and graduated from Central High School. He has worked at Robert Massie Funeral Home since 2011. Art has served on the San Angelo Independent School District Board of Trustees since 2006. He also serves on the MHMR Governing Board. He is married to Grace and has four sons. Art is a member of Jerusalem Assembly of God Church where he leads “From the Ground Up Marriage Ministries” and is an adult Sunday school teacher. His hobbies are traveling with family, competing in Ironman competitions and golfing.

Noemi M. Howard

Funeral Assistant/Pre-Need Specialist
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Noemi grew up in Mereta. She is a graduate of Wall High School. She has worked at Robert Massie Funeral Home since 2017. Noemi, along with her parents, Noe and Lucinda Martinez, sister, Rose Beard, and two brothers, Bernard Martinez and Manuel Martinez, owned and operated Noe’s Café in Mereta. She is married to Dennis L. Howard, and they have two sons, Jett and Lane. Noemi enjoys eating out, movies, working out, and most of all, being with family.

Leon “Lonnie” Abrigo

Funeral Assistant
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Lonnie was born in Junction. He has been a resident of San Angelo since 1993. Lonnie has worked at Robert Massie Funeral Home since 2014. He is a proud father and grandfather. He enjoys hanging out with his children and grandchildren, watching sports, listening to music and attending concerts.

Isador “Ike” Sanchez

Funeral Assistant
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Ike grew up in Sweetwater. He has been a resident of San Angelo since 1950 and is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he plays music with the choir. Ike has worked at Robert Massie Funeral Home since 2011. He enjoys playing his accordion, bass, and guitar.

Charlie Millspaugh

Funeral Assistant
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Charlie grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas. He has been a resident of San Angelo since 2006. Charlie graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in Electricity. He has worked at Robert Massie Funeral Home since 2013. He is married to Ruth and has four children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Charlie’s hobbies include model railroading and handbells.

Lester Sizemore

Funeral Assistant
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Lester grew up in Michigan where his family raised Walker coonhounds. He served in the Air Force for 13 and a half years. Lester married LeTricia in 1993, and they have two children, 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He moved to San Angelo in 1999. He has worked at Robert Massie Funeral Home since 2011. 

John Wesley and Mildred Thompson

Funeral Assistants
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John and Mildred Thompson were married in 1985 and have been residents of San Angelo since 1996. They began working at Robert Massie Funeral Home in 2013. They have five children. The Thompsons are members of St. Paul Baptist Church where they love to serve the Lord.

John grew up in Colorado City. He is a deacon of St. Paul Baptist Church. John’s hobbies include welding, woodworking and tinkering around. He considers himself as a “Jack of all Trades”.

Mildred grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mildred loves to serve in the Daily Bread “Soup Kitchen” and Meals for the Elderly ministry. Her hobbies include arts and crafts, and she enjoys doing puzzles.