Wayne Chester Josey, 92, of Maxeys, died Thursday, September 24, 2009, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Born in Lee County, S.C., he was a son of the late William Chester and Julia Scarborough Josey. He was a graduate of
Coker College and a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Lt. Colonel. He also served in the S.C. National Guard. Mr. Josey was a political science teacher in Oglethorpe and Clarke County School Systems and first taught Bible at Kingstree High School in South Carolina. The Rev. Josey was a retired Southern Baptist Minister. During his ministry, he served churches in Indiana, South Carolina and Georgia.
Surviving is a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce J. and David Mickle of Camden, S.C.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Dwayne W. Josey of Saluda, S.C., Ricky W. and Angie Josey of Canon and Michael A. and Lori McKeel of Athens; one sister, Julia "Jupie" Wendlinger of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at
1 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Bishopville, S.C.
Memorials may be made to Boys Farm,
P.O. Box 713, Newberry, SC 29108 (boysfarm.org) or to Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Fred Sandy, 1146 Manville - St. Charles Rd., Bishopville, SC 29010.
Ramey Funeral Home of Saluda, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.