James Edward Josey

December 6, 1929 ~ November 27, 2018 (age 88)


James Edward Josey, 88, of Lachine passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Medilodge of Hillman.

James was born December 6, 1929 in Harrisburg, Illinois to the late Estil and Ruby (Alverson) Josey. He owned and operated Josey & Sons Forest Products, retiring in 1991. James played county league baseball and enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing. Following his retirement, he enjoyed his garden and sold his produce at Alpena Farmer’s Market.

Surviving are his companion and best friend, Holly Aikens; 5 children, Jamie Clark, Julie (James) Panknin, James “George” (Cindy) Josey, Jeanne (Kim Dow) Josey, Jack (Peggy) Josey; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Barbara) Josey; and Holly’s daughter, Becca Aikens.

Mr. Josey was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Shannon; and sister, Dorothy Connon.

Visitation will take place on Monday, December 3, at Bannan Funeral Home from 2-8 p.m. and where the funeral service will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Lisa Kelley officiating.

Interment:  Spratt Cemetery

Memorials:  Salvation Army

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December 3, 2018

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Funeral Service
December 4, 2018

11:00 AM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707


The Salvation Army
722 N. Second Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-358-2769