Joe Josey STATESVILLE Mr. Joe Herman Josey, 74, of Troutman, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, following a brief illness. Mr. Josey was born Jan. 4, 1938 and was the son of the late Samuel Bascomb and Juanita Elizabeth Barnhardt Josey. He was a graduate of Iredell County schools. Mr. Josey was retired from Trailways Bus, where he worked as a bus driver and later with Statesville Roofing, where he worked as a crew foreman. He was a member of the VFW Post 2031 and was also a volunteer with the Statesville Fire Department. Mr. Josey is survived by one son, Joe Terry Josey, of the home; one daughter, Donna Josey Johnson (Don), of Troutman; three sisters, Pansy J. Miller and Evelyn J. Jolly, both of Statesville and Sally J. Rankin, of Troutman; one granddaughter, Danielle Johnson; and one grandson, Steele Johnson, both of Troutman; two nephews, Todd Rankin and Ricky Miller; three nieces, Tammy Martin, Julie Miller Bowman (Keith) and Amanda Key; great-nieces, Lori and Peggy; and great-nephew, Chad Key. There are no formal services scheduled at this time at the request of Mr. Josey.

Published in Statesville Record & Landmark on July 26, 2012