Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 19, 2011

James Thomas Posey Jr.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON —  James Thomas Posey, Jr., 81, of Highland Avenue, Princeton, passed away early Monday morning, April 18, 2011 at CAMC, General Division, Charleston. Born Dec. 1, 1929 in Nemours, he was the son of the late Jams Thomas Posey, Sr. and Hazel Hatcher Posey. He was of the Catholic faith and a U. S. Navy veteran and in the Princeton High School Class of 1948. Jim was retired from West Virginia Department of Highways with 22 years of service and had previously worked several years with martin Aircraft Company in Baltimore, Md. He was a long standing member of Princeton Elks Lodge # 1459. He loved his family and was known to many young children as the “Magic Man.” He enjoyed sports and, in the 1970's, coached Princeton Sacred Heart Catholic Church basketball team to the City Championship in the church league.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Phyllis Conner Posey of the home; two daughters, Donna Linkous and husband Craig of Christiansburg, Va., Lynn Pendleton and husband Allen of Princeton; one son, James Thomas Posey III and wife Tammy  with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. He is survived by four grandchildren, Candace Lynn Pendleton of Princeton, Dr. Jenna Lynn Walter and husband Jason of Bowling Green, Ky., Callie Kay Posey of Mechanicsburg, Pa., James Thomas Posey IV of Radcliff, Ky.; one sister, Judy Greenspon and husband Walter of Charlottesville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11:00  a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Harrison Street in Princeton with Father Paul Wharton as the celebrant. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Friends are invited to share and visit with the family Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton. Family and friends may share messages of love and concerns via

Serving as pallbearers will be Charlie Pace, Jim Luciano, Owen McKay, Steve Pendleton, Jerry Richardson and Matthew Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be Dominic Luciano, Jim Quattrone and Joe Wheby. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1310, Princeton, WV 24740.

The honor of serving the Posey has been given to Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.