Royce Ellis Josey September 13 1930 April 24 2022

Posted on April 25, 2022 by dany

September 13 1930 April 24 2022

Obituary Royce E Josey, 91, of Milledgeville, Georgia, went to meet Jesus on Sunday, April 24. He was born on September 13, 1930, to Lee Roy and Alva Josey in Milledgeville, one of four children. Royce was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served honorably in the Army as a lineman from 1951-1953. He told the tale of falling from a telephone poll in Pirmasens, Germany, and walking away unscathed. He retired from Central State Hospital in 1992, after serving as a maintenance supervisor for 34 years. In 1956, he married the love of his life, Jane, going on to have 4 daughters. Royce was a member of Northside Baptist Church where he loved his Sunday School class, Woodmen of the World, Old Capital Car Club, and the Gospelaires singing group. He participated in a nursing home singing ministry and volunteered at the Methodist Home for Children. Royce loved fishing (he was an expert at knot-tying), fixing everything but especially appliances, and spending time with his family. He was known for his delicious Brunswick stew and he was often seen riding around the neighborhood on the golf cart with Jane and his dog, Angel. Anyone who knew Royce knew that he was the most loving husband, father, and grandfather a family could ask for. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alva, his father, Lee Roy, and sisters, Alva Lee Wright, Doris Clance, and Laura McDade. Royce is survived by his wife, Jane, daughters: Robin (Bruce), Penny (Billy), Ginger (Ron), and Holly (Marc), grandchildren: Brandy, Josh (Sherry), Bailey, Kallie (Scott), Dylan (Kensey), Daniel (Courtney), Dakota (Wes), Alex (Aron), Nick (Maegan), and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27th at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Moores Funeral Home. Flowers are welcome and memorial contribution may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Royce, please visit our floral store.