Claude Kitchen Josey



Claude Kitchin Josey, a former state representative and Guilford Democratic Party chairman, died Tuesday at Our Community Hospital. He was 67.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, of which he was a member. Military burial will be in Trinity Episcopal Church cemetery.

A Halifax County native, he attended Wake Forest University and was a graduate of West Point Military Academy and Duke University School of Law. Josey came to Greensboro in 1956 to serve as assistant to the Guilford Superior Court solicitor.

After leaving the solicitor's office, he entered private practice and served as chairman of the Guilford County Democratic Party from 1962 to 1966. He was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, where he served as the House majority leader during the early 1970s.

Josey was a senior partner of Josey, Josey & Hanudel in Roanoke Rapids, a member of the Halifax County Bar Association, N.C. Bar Association, Halifax County Community College and Wake Forest University Board of Trustees and the Wake Forest Athletic Council.

An Army veteran of the Korean War, he earned the Purple Heart Award and Distinguished Service Cross Medal.

Surviving are wife, Roberta Linnell Bruce Josey; daughter, Mrs. Roberta Linnell Josey Kemp of Scotland Neck; sons, Claude K. Josey Jr., Robert Bruce Josey, both of Scotland Neck; sister, Mrs. Ann Josey Egleston of Waynesboro, Va.; seven grandchildren.

The family will be at their home on Rich Square Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to Scotland Neck Volunteer Fire Department, Scotland Neck Rescue Squad, or to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1015 Church St., Scotland Neck, N.C. 27874.

Scotland Neck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Greensboro News & Record (NC) - May 8, 1991