Herman Oscar Josey, Jr., age 84, of 3329 Bracken House
Road, Danville, died Tuesday, December
8, 2009 in DanvilleRegionalMedicalCenter.
Born May 2, 1925 in Salisbury, North Carolina, Mr. Josey was the son of the
late Herman Oscar Josey, Sr. and Maggie Blanche Daniel Josey. He spent most of his
life in Northern Virginia and had been a resident of Danville since 1973. He was a
veteran of the United States Army having served in the medical corps during
World War II.
Mr. Josey was employed as a
truck driver for Fleming Trucking Company, was a member of HollandRoadBaptistChurch, and of the American
Legion. He was married to Lillian Mae Robertson Josey who predeceased him
in June 2007.
Survivors include two sons: Herman Adkins and William L. Adkins, both of Danville; two daughters: Linda
A. Davis of Ringgold and Martha Ann Keesee of Danville; one sister: Patsy
Ruth Setliff of Danville; 9 grandchildren, 8
great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son: Leonard Wayne Adkins; two
brothers; Lee Josey and Paul Josey; one sister: Helen Josey Simmons; and by two
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday,
December 10, 2009 at from the Swicegood Funeral Home
Chapel by the Rev. James Mayes and the Rev. Matthew Pacifico.
Interment will follow in DanvilleMemorialGardens with graveside
military rites by American Legion Post 1097 Honor Guard. The family will
receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 7 until At other times, the family will be at the home of his sister,
Patsy Ruth Setliff, 3329 Bracken House
Road in Blairmont.
Swicegood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.