John Clinton Josey


John Josey, 62, of McGregor, passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at College Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. David Thompson officiating. Interment with military honors will be at 2 p.m. at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, 1113 West Fifth Street in McGregor. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cole Funeral Home. Mr. Josey was born Aug. 8, 1947, in Abilene, the son of the late John Dupuy Jr. and Helen Adena (Beall) Josey. In 1965, he graduated from Portales High School in Portales, N.M., as a four letter athlete. He continued his education at Lubbock Christian College on a baseball scholarship and Eastern New Mexico University on a football scholarship in Portales. On May 25, 1968, he married his high school sweetheart, Connie Ruth Kull in Portales. From 1967 until his honorable discharge in 1971, he served his country in U.S. Air Force. He served at the Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, and was discharged as a sergeant. All of John's career was in law enforcement. In 2004, he retired after 30 years of service as an inspector with the U.S. Marshal's Service. Survivors include his wife, Connie; a son, Clinton Paul Josey of McGregor; a daughter, Shana Lynn Black and husband, Cooper, of Arlington; a sister, Helen Katherine Josey of San Antonio; four grandchildren, Aaron Josey, Austin Josey, Caitlyn Black and Colten Black; and a niece, Elizabeth Ann Pack and husband, Chris, of San Antonio. Cole Funeral Home 254-840-2880 August 8, 1947 - September 19, 2009