NEWTON - Ricky "Rick" Howard Josey, 57, of Newton, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2009, at his residence. He was born March 15, 1952, in Cleburne, Texas. Mr. Josey was a 1974 graduate of Gardner-Webb University. He was formerly employed by Gold Toe of Newton and was presently self-employed as a videographer. He is survived by his wife of six years, Martha VanSickle Josey of the home; two stepdaughters, Amy VanSickle and Julie Newcomb and husband, Don, all of Kansas; step-grandchildren, Chloe, Penelope, Baylie and Nehemiah Newcomb; mother, Dorothy Josey of Maiden; father, Howard Josey of Newton; two sisters, Judy Hastings and husband, Ralph, of Conover and Ronda Gantt and husband, the Rev. Dr. Bobby Gantt, of Forest City; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Mount Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden, with the Revs. Pat Purdy and the Dr. Bobby Gantt officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church. Memorials may be made to Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont, N.C. 28012. Visit to register your condolences online. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Josey family