Jimmy Josey Sr. STATESVILLE James Albert Josey, Sr., 67, of Statesville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Davis Regional Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1945, in Statesville, and was the son of the late Mack Califax Josey and Venie Mitchell Josey. Jimmy attended Statesville schools and on Nov. 14, 1964, he married Sandra (Sandy) Carter Josey, who survives. He worked for Dow Chemical, the FCX, and in recent years he and his wife, Sandy, have operated an antique shop called "The Shoppe," in downtown Statesville. He was a member of Abilene Church of Christ, and was an avid Carolina basketball fan and enjoyed people, fishing and hunting. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Roy L. Josey, Richard "Dick" Josey, Charles "Buddy" Josey and Allen Josey; two sisters, Viola J. "Sis" Waugh and Evelyn J. Lowrance. Along with his wife Sandy, he is survived by his children, Jamie Albert Josey, Jr., (Tracie), Candy Josey Troutman (Stephen), Penny Moore (Ray), Lars Carter (Pat), Missy Beaver (Steve), Scott Carter (Tammy), and Angel Shelton (Rob). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren including, Ashley Josey, Shawn Mabe, Caitlin Josey, Olivia Troutman, Addison Troutman and Carter Troutman; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Ellie; along with a sister, Mary Josey Wiles (Dan), of Statesville. A service to celebrate the life of Jimmy will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Abilene Church of Christ with Lamar Russell and Reg Morton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be, Bryan Taylor, Scott Carter, Commie Pendergrass, Steve Beaver, Rob Shelton, Danny Wiles, Ray Moore and Josh Moore. The family will visit with friends this evening, (Tuesday, Jan. 15), from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Abilene Church of Christ, 120 Bell Farm Rd., Statesville, NC 28625. Online condolences may be made to the family at nicholsonfunerals. com. Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.