Paul Calvin Josey Sr., 86, of Hopewell, died Monday, March 30, 2009, at his residence.

He was born 28 Aug 1941 in Prince Edward County, Va., and was preceded in death by his parents, P.A. and Bertha Sapp Josey. Mr. Josey, a retired carpenter with Allied-Signal Corp., served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Living Word World Outreach Church in Colonial Heights and VFW Post 637.

He is survived by his wife, Vera Hardy Josey; two sons, Paul C. Josey Jr. of Florida and Nathan W. Josey of Chester, Va.; a stepson, Clarence Elliott Wilson Jr. of Colbert, Ga.; two stepdaughters Verna Frances Hock and husband, Dennis, of Hopewell and Carol Jane Owens and husband, Clifford, of Warrior, Ala.; three grandsons, Dennis Neal Hock Jr., Jonathan E. Hock and Bill Owens Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Chiara Hock and Dennis Neal "Tripp" Hock III.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009, in the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Bermuda Memorial Park, Chester, Va.