Carl Junior Posey – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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carlFuneral for Carl Junior Posey, 87, of Decatur will be today at 1 p.m. at Moulton Baptist Church with Lawrence Funeral Home directing and Dr. Darryl Wood officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Burial services will take place in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, at Mountain Rest Cemetery with Harris Funeral Home directing and Felton Yeargan of Apex, North Carolina officiating. The visitation will be at Harris Funeral home on Saturday, March 7, from noon until 1 p.m. with graveside service, including military honors, to follow.

Mr. Posey died Sunday, March 1, 2015. He was born April 5, 1927, in Hatton to Elmer and Lillian Ray Posey. He grew up in the area and became an active member and served as a lifetime deacon at Moulton Baptist Church. After moving to Decatur, Mr. Posey became a member of Parkview Baptist Church and a member of the Joe Williams Sunday school class. Mr. Posey enlisted in the U.S. Navy in March of 1945 and served his country for two years as a medic before returning home. He was employed by Monsanto of Decatur before being transferred to Apex, North Carolina, where he retired after 26 years. While residing in Apex, Mr. Posey spent his free time coaching Pop Warner football teams, was an active volunteer with the Junior Chamber of Commerce (JC’s) and served as the town’s first Recreation Director for many years.

Mr. Posey was a loyal University of Alabama football fan and a University of North Carolina basketball fan. His favorite hobbies included hunting and fishing. With his fishing buddy, Roy Cooke, they reeled in enough fish and “fish tales” to feed everyone.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Roberts Posey; one daughter, Debbie Nuding (Michael) of Zebulon, NC; one son, Keith Posey (Suzanne) of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Robert Kaczynski, Michael Kaczynski, Emily Kaczynski of North Carolina; Kyle Posey and Alex Posey of Houston, Texas; great -grandchildren, Erin Kaczynski and Dillon Elliott of North Carolina. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clyde and Leon Posey; and sisters, Edna Crutchfield, Edith Crutchfield, Evelyn Matthews and Helen Hill.

Pallbearers will be nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Joe Williams Sunday school class.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Parkview Baptist Church Building Fund, 305 Beltline Place, SW, Decatur, AL 35601.

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