Mike Josey



1963 - 2008

Mike Josey, age 44, of Crestview, Fla., passed away Sunday, March 16, 2008.
He was born in Pensacola, Fla., on Nov. 22, 1963, and was a lifelong resident of Crestview. Mike graduated from Crestview High School in 1981 where he played football for the Bulldogs. He then attended Okaloosa-Walton College and earned his associate degree in 1983. He was also employed by CHELCO for 10 years where he worked as a Right of Way Agent and a manager of Marketing Services. Mike owned and operated Josey Plan Services, which he opened in 1995, and started Mike Josey Construction in 2003. Mike attended Woodlawn Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserves 919th CE Squadron at Duke Field. He was president elect of the Builders Industry Association, former president of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the Lions Club, and chair of the Parade of Homes.
Mike is survived by his son, Wesley Josey; his daughter, Danielle Josey; his mother, Glenda Kirkland and her husband Leroy; his father, Jerry Josey; his twin brother, Mark Josey and wife Lisa; and Delisa Josey, the mother of his children, all of Crestview; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews.
A time of visitation will be held on Friday, March 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Crestview.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to Foster Families of America (fosterfamiliesofamerica.org) 423-0488, a project that was a passion of Mike's heart, or a charity of your choice in honor of Mike and his endeavors.
The BIA has established a memorial scholarship fund to aid Mike's children and/or create a perpetual scholarship at a local school for individuals pursuing a career in the building industry. If you wish to donate to the fund please make your check payable to the BIA and enter Mike Josey Memorial Scholarship on the memo line. Checks may be dropped off or mailed to the BIA at 1980 Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.
A trust fund is also being set up at Covington Community Bank in Crestview for Mike's children, Wesley and Danielle.
Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home is entrusted with services.
Published in the Northwest Florida Daily News from 3/20/2008 - 3/22/2008.