James Daniel "J.D." Josey, Jr

James Daniel "J.D." Josey, Jr., 61, passed away
Monday January 10, 2011, in Abilene. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2011, the Hamlin Church of the Nazarene with burial in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home. The family will have visitation 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
October 21, 1949, in Rotan, J.D. was the son of the late James and Ruth (Bagwell) Josey Sr.
J.D. married Jeanette Inez Reece
September 16, 1970, in Hamlin. In 1983 J.D. went to work with his father at the family business, Hamlin Paint & Body, where he later became owner. J.D was a man that loved to work and enjoyed helping people in need. He played the drums for various bands in the area. J.D had a special way of sharing and spreading the word of God through his actions. One of his favorite blessings was to drive the church van and became known as the "church man". He was a member of the Mission Hope Church of the Nazarene in Anson.
J.D. was preceded in death by his parents, several aunts, uncles, and good friend (R.P. Seher).
Survivors include his wife Reverend Inez Josey of Hamlin; one son and daughter-in-law, Justin D. and Kelley Josey of Lawton, OK; three daughters, Joan D. Josey of Colorado City, Jennifer D. Morales of Oklahoma City, OK, and Jan D. Arbelaez (and husband, Jorge) of Arlington; four brothers, Russell Cary, Ricky Cary, Mike Cary, and Brit Cary; two sisters, Darlene Cleveland (and husband, Charles), and Teri Nalley; step mother, Wanda Lee; ten grandchildren, Jennifer Morgan (and husband, Rodney), Norella Josey, Gwyn LaSalle, Joey Morales, Kyrie Morales, Ethan Arbelaez, Rebecca Arbelaez, Payton Weller, James D. Josey, III, and Claire Josey; three great-grandchildren, Marilyn Morgan, Brandon Morgan, and Jesse James Daniel Morgan; special friends, Michael and Mary Anne Jernigan, Markus Jernigan, Matt Jernigan, Brandy and Erik Smith, Rhonda Seher, Daniel Tucker, and James Tucker; and he was known as "Poppy" to most of the children in Hamlin.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Big Country, 4601
Hartford, Abilene, TX 79605, Mission Hope Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 307, Anson, Texas 79501 or one's favorite charity.


Published in Abilene Reporter-News on January 14, 2011