Chester Nelson Posey

Funeral services for Chester N. Posey, of Clifton, will be held  at 1 p.m., on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church of Clifton.   A visitation will be from 12 – 1 p.m. at the church prior to the service.  Burial will follow at Clifton Memorial Park. Chester was born in Birmingham, Alabama August 24, 1922, to Lottie Lawson Posey and Earl V. Posey.  Childhood spent in Birmingham.  Served 4 years in the Air Force during WWII with ratings of aerial navigator and aerial gunner.  Married Sue Hooton May 18, 1943.  Chester and Sue were married 73 years and had two sons, Thomas Lawson Posey and Robert Nelson Posey. After the war, Chester attended Centenary College of Louisiana earning a business degree and went on to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, receiving his law degree.  His education was funded by the GI Bill and by Sue Posey working as a secretary. After law school, he was recalled to serve 17 months during the Korean War as a navigator. He went to work for TuboScope as an accountant and worked up the ranks, being promoted to Chief Accountant, Controller, Division Manager, Executive Vice President and on to  be President of the company.  Always wanting to have his own business, he had the opportunity to purchase Homco International and did so in the late 1960’s.  Later selling the company to W.R. Grace about 1975, he purchased Gearench in October, 1978.  He continued to be in the office regularly until early 2019. Chester is survived by son, Tom Posey and wife, Sarka, son, Bob Posey and wife, Estrella, and grandchildren Kristine, Andrew, Chester and Henry. Chester was an active supporter of:

•       Bosque Arts Center

•       Bosque Museum

•       Cherokee Home for Children

•       First United Methodist Church – Clifton

•       Goodall-Witcher Hospital

•       Lutheran Sunset Home

•       Police Departments of Clifton, Meridian and Valley Mills

•       Volunteer Fire Departments of Clifton and Valley Mills In lieu of flowers, Chester requests a donation to one of the above charities.

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