Jesse Max Josey
Jessie Josey Sr., 65
Former Anchorage resident Jessie Max
Josey Sr., 65, of Lascassas, Tenn., died May
at his son's home in Cainsville, Tenn.
A service was May 19
at Jennings and Ayers Funeral
Home. Burial was afterward at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murphresboro Tenn.
He was born May
in Laurel Hill, Fla., to Willard and Essie Josey. He remained in Florida until he started
his military career in 1959 and proudly served his country in Vietnam for 39 months. He
was honored as an outstanding drill sergeant for 13 consecutive weeks at Fort Knox and retired in
In October 1984, Mr.
Josey went to work for the Municipality of Anchorage and retired to Tennessee in November 1996.
He was preceded in
death by his daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Josey.
He is survived by
his wife of 46 years, Jeanette Warren Josey; children and their spouses, Bubba
and Vicki Josey, Jeff and Linda Josey, John Josey, and Linda Josey, all of
Tennessee; siblings, Will Josey of Sterling, R.D. Josey of Florida, and Glen
Josey and Gwen Bolieu, both of Anchorage; and grandchildren, Brian Josey, Megan
and Mallory Josey and Jessie, Hannah and Margaret Josey.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Center or a fund for the
education of his grandchildren at SunTrust Bank, care of Jennings and Ayers Funeral
Home, 820 S. Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130