Obituary of Raymond W. Posey
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Raymond Warren Posey, Sr., 94, of Glassboro, NJ, formerly of Mickleton, went home to be with the Lord on January 23, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 4,1927, in Camden, NJ to Matthew M. and Gertrude Charlotte (Booth) Posey. Raymond joined the Navy at the age of 17 while still in high school, proudly serving as a pharmacist mate/medic in World War II on the U.S.S. ORION in the Panama Canal Zone and earned the Victory Medal and American Area Medal. After the war, he completed his H.S. degree and then went on to graduate from Delaware Valley College in 1954. He worked for the State of NJ Departments of Agriculture and Labor and retired in 1989 as Assistant Chief of Public Contracts, Office of Wage and Hour Compliance, Department of Labor. He was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church, Clarksboro, NJ. Ray was a devoted father who instilled his love of learning and strong work ethic in his children. He understood the importance of education and encouraged his six children to go to college. He made up many adventurous bedtime stories including "Icy, Dicey, and Spicy" and "Big Red." Once he retired, he enjoyed reading many books including economics, American history, and chess books and enjoyed watching his financial news shows and British comedy. Affectionately known as PopPop by his 12 grandchildren, Ray enjoyed spending time with each one of them and usually had a video camera in hand recording the special moments, especially at the many family dinners and holiday parties. He loved to babysit, taking them for long walks, and playing at the park or the swings singing "Way up High" while pushing them very carefully. He bought many tricycles and bicycles for each grandchild, wanting to be sure they had their very own special bike since he never had his own. He carried on the tradition of telling his bedtime stories of "Icy, Dicey, and Spicy" and many other favorites to the next generation. Ray placed a high value in learning and teaching the strategy of chess which he taught to all his grandchildren. At a young age, the grandchildren, lying on the living room floor, learned the names of all the chess pieces and how they moved. As they grew older, he often bought them their own chess board so they could practice. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren to the Delaware Valley Farm show at his college Alumni Days and would encourage them to enjoy the animals and nature. He was very excited to watch his great- grandsons play on their mats, steal his blankets, and sit on his lap to play with his hair. He was excited that he was going to be a Great-PopPop again with another baby on the way soon. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Treva M. (O'Keefe) Posey, his parents, and his six siblings: Gertrude Reed, Hazel Pearson, William Posey, Earl Posey, Kenneth Posey, and Robert N. Posey. He is survived by his six children: Raymond Posey, Jr., Robert Posey, Sharon Morgan, Janis Posey, Patricia Carter (David), Linda Wolfe (Jeff). A loving grandfather of 12: Ray Duer (Blake), Brandan Morgan (Christina), Sarah Duer, Heather Kern (Charles), Kristin Hernley (Kevin), James Duer, Kaitlyn Morgan (Tyler), Lauren Carter, Jennifer Duer, Ryan ?Wolfe, Kayla Flint (Logan), Michael Wolfe; great-grandsons Colton Robert Hernley, Matthew David Flint, and awaiting baby Declan Raymond Trevan Hernley, as well as many nieces and nephews. Graveside Funeral Service will be held for friends and family at noon on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Manahath Cemetery, 730 N. Main Street, Glassboro, NJ, under the direction of Kelley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Evangelical United Methodist Church, 14 W. Cohawkin Road, PO Box 238, Clarksboro, NJ 08020.
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