William Kimsey Posey Jr.
Funeral services for William Kimsey Posey Jr. will be held Wednesday, July 17, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Teague. Brother Scott Matthews will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery with an escort and honor guard provided by the Patriot Guard.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Posey, 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 U.S. Marine Corps. He served in China with the 1st Marine Division.
Posey married Emma Jean Campbell on Aug. 26, 1950, in Teague and they shared more than 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.
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. Posey was a member of First Baptist Church in Teague.
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.
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.
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.
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