Bobby Oneal Josey was born July 18, 1937
in Vivian, Louisiana.
He passed away after a short battle with cancer on July 31, 2015. Bobby was preceded in
death by his mother and father, Lessie Doris Thornton
and Ralph Alexander Josey of Vivian, Louisiana,
and brother-in-law William Harold Kennedy also of Vivian,
Louisiana. He is survived by his childhood
sweetheart and wife of 61 years, Rosa Ann Kennedy Josey; his sons John Ralph
Josey and wife Brenda and their sons John Zachary Josey and Garrett Ray Josey, and
Bobby Don Josey and wife Vicki and their daughter Taryn
Leigh Josey; one brother, Donald Dean Josey and wife Joyce; and one nephew Greg
Josey and wife Charlyn and their daughter Lauren.
Members of his extended family include Vanessa Kennedy, John Kennedy, Dewey
Edward Kennedy, and numerous nieces and nephews. He leaves behind numerous
close friends and colleagues. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Vivian, Louisiana. Bobby Josey graduated from VivianHigh School in 1955 and KilgoreCollege in 1962. He enjoyed a
lifelong successful career in the oilfield. He worked 18 years with Milwhite/Milchem, 10 years with Drilling Tools Incorporated
and the last 15 years he owned and operated his own company, Oilfield Pushers,
Incorporated. He has been active in the community, acting as President of the
Lake Conroe Hills Home Owners Association. The visitation will be Monday,
August 3rd from at the Sam
Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis, Texas.
The funeral will be Tuesday, August 4th at
at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, with interment following at SmithMemorial Park. The family would
like to extend a very special thanks to the neighbors and friends of the Lake
Conroe Hills Subdivision. A warm thanks to the nurses and aides at CHI St.
Luke's Hospital in the Woodlands, Texas
and the entire staff of the ReliantRehabilitationHospital for their exemplary care.