Corsicana Daily Sun
William Kimsey Posey Jr., 85, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at his residence near Teague.
He was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Teague and graduated from Teague High School with the Class of 1945. He attended Navarro College and Baylor University and played football for both schools before entering into the United States Marine Corps. He served in China with the 1st Marine Division. Mr. Posey married Emma Jean Campbell on Aug. 26, 1950, in Teague and shared over 62 years together. He worked for the railroad in Teague for 50 years in various capacities, 47 of which were spent as a fireman and engineer for Rock Island, Burlington Northern, and B.N.S.F. Railways. Mr. Posey enjoyed raising quarter horses and researching family and horse pedigrees, but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends. He loved rodeo and was a member of the Teague Rodeo Association for many years. Mr. Posey was a member of First Baptist Church in Teague.
Mr. Posey was preceded in death by his parents, William Kinsey Sr. and Jewell Posey; one brother, K.W. (Kenneth) Posey; and two great-grandsons, Luke Bates and Baby Boy Ritchey.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Posey of Teague; one son, Bill Posey and wife Genell of Burleson; four daughters, Vickilynn Posey McReynolds of Coolidge, Judy Bates and husband Tom of Teague, Kim Story and husband Larry of Mexia, and Karri Minefee and husband James of Teague; grandchildren, Mandi Lenoir and husband Marty and family of Mexia, Will Posey and wife Kristyn and family of Burleson, T.J. Bates and wife Amy and family of Teague, Emily Jones and husband Ryan and family of Groesbeck, Kelly McReynolds and family of Aledo, Stephanie Ritchey and husband Robby and family of Pilot Point, Matt McReynolds and wife Susan and family of Weatherford, Jeff Kitchens and wife Becky and family of Henderson, Brittnee Stroade and husband Randy and family of Teague, Jami Wright and family of Teague, Lance Story of Mexia, and Wesley Story and family of Katy; 28 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bodie Posey and wife Audrey of Teague; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 with the family present at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Mr. William Kimsey Posey, Jr. will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Scott Matthews will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery with an escort and honor guard provided by the Patriot Guard.
The Posey family would like to extend a special thanks to Providence Hospice and Jordan Health Services for the amazing attention, love, and support provided to Mr. Posey and the family throughout his battle. God Bless all of you.
Please visit our website at www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.
Arrangments by Bowers Funeral Home, Teague.