September 26, 1953 - December 17, 2018
Johnny Mackey Posey was born September 26, 1953 in Philadelphia, MS. He passed away Monday, December 17, 2018 in Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be 10am until the 12:00noon memorial service Friday, December 21, 2018 at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Lucy Carr Posey, his son Nicholas Shawn Posey (Mary) of Tuscaloosa, AL, his daughter Jessica Posey Watkins (Ray) of Brandon, MS and grandsons Ethan Ray Watkins and Matthew Reid Watkins in addition to many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Johnny loved his family more than anything and took great joy in the fact that he was able to be a part of their lives. He was a very supportive husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and uncle. He loved his friends, and there were many, and he was loved. Johnny retired from Capitol Body Shop, due to health issues, where he managed the Raymond Rd shop. He never went anywhere that he didn’t run into someone he had helped. He may not recall the name, but he could always tell them what type of car they had. Johnny was a longtime member of Forest Hill United Methodist Church, where he was President of the United Methodist Men and served as Trustee Chair. He became an expert at cooking chicken for raising funds for the UMM to help those in the community. He loved the Lord and had a personal relationship with Him. He was currently attending McLaurin Heights UMC in Pearl, MS. He enjoyed going to Disney World more than any other place and was constantly planning the next family trip to Disney. If anyone he knew, or just heard, mentioned they were going on vacation there, he was always ready with tips on how to make the most out of their trip. He didn’t do rides, but he loved to watch people and never met a stranger. He always had a smile and a story. He loved being outdoors and spent much of his life hunting and fishing. He loved to be in the boat on the lake telling stories and didn’t always worry about how many fish he caught. He was always about the people he was with and the fellowship that they shared. He coached youth baseball for many years and was more interested in helping the kids learn the game (which should be fun) and how to become a team that supported each other, than in winning. He felt that learning to be a team player was far more important in helping them develop into good men. He was always running into young men who still called him Coach and remembered how much fun they had playing ball with him. He had reconnected with old friends on Facebook and was constantly scrolling through to see how they were doing. He was always looking for ways to help others even though his health kept him from doing things that he loved to do. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Mackey Posey, mother, Wytoxcey Griffin, and brothers Jerry and Terry Posey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project or The Salvation Army.
Johnny Mackey Posey was born September 26, 1953 in Philadelphia, MS. He passed away Monday, December 17, 2018 in Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be 10am until the 12:00noon memorial service Friday, December 21, 2018 at... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Johnny Mackey Posey was born September 26, 1953 in Philadelphia,...View More
Photos & Videos
Share and view memories of Johnny...View Photos & Videos
Add family, history, photos and more...Visit The Family Tree