James Lester Josey Sr. (81) of Silsbee, passed away on July
3, 2021 in Beaumont. James was born on
March 19, 1940 to his parents,
William Josey Sr. and Amy Guthrie-Josey in Hempstead, Texas.
James was one of thirteen children
and attended and graduated from SilsbeeIndependentSchool District. We honor his
sacrifice to our great Nation as he faithfully served in the United States Air
Force until his honorable discharge. It was during his service when James met
and married the love of his life, Bernice Kellogg in Omaha, Nebraska. The two were
happily married for over 55 years until her passing in 2017. He was a good
provider and devoted husband and father. James enjoyed horticulture and
spending peaceful time outside in the garden. He had an exceptional
relationship with his grandchildren as many grandparents do. They brought a
spark of life and love they only exist between the two. Though his family is
saddened by their loss, James’ memory will forever remain in their hearts.
James is survived by his son, James
Josey Jr. and wife, Kim; his son, William “J.J.” Josey and wife, Sue; his son,
Ronald Josey and wife, Barbara; his daughter, Sharon Darby; his son, Thomas
Josey; his son, Johnathon Josey and wife, Carolyn;
his grandchildren, Dustin F., Crystal, Candice, Dustin J., Brandy, Bryceton, Triniti, Ethan, Samuel,
Angela, and Seth; his many great-grandchildren; his brother, Thomas; his
sisters, Ethel, Bernice, Betty, Sydney, and Sybil; his numerous nieces and
nephews; along with other loving family members and friends.
James is preceded in death by his
wife, Bernice Josey; his parents, William and Amy Josey; his brothers, William
Jr. and Marvin; and his sisters, Lucille, Bertha, Willa Lee, and Irma Ray.
A visitation service will be held at
Farmer Funeral Home on Friday, July 9,2021 from . A funeral service
will be held at Farmer Funeral Home on Saturday,
July 10, 2021 at . A committal
service will be held immediately following the funeral service at ResthavenCemetery.