Harold F. Josey • December 28, 2018
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God. To those who are called according to his purpose.”
Harold Josey of Molino, Florida gained his angel wings on December 28th. He was 72. After years of fighting some pretty tough medical battles, he was ready to be with the Lord.
If you know Harold, you know that he would not want you to read his obituary without reading some part of the bible. The above verse was one of his favorites.
Harold was born in Crestview, Florida and was the son of Agnes and Frank Josey. He had a loving family, but life wasn’t easy. He grew up picking cotton and doing some share cropping. He was also quite the athlete and even earned a basketball scholarship. When that didn’t go as planned, he enlisted in the Air Force. The bad thing about that was going to Vietnam. The good thing about that was meeting the love of his life in Brown’s Mills, NJ. After the Air Force, he became a teacher and coach. Many people still refer to him as “Coach Josey”! He touched many lives as a coach and a science teacher.
Harold and Linda were married for 50 years and celebrated their anniversary in August. They had two children, Leisa and Bryan. He was a good father who always took care of his children and did the best he could to teach and guide them. He was also a loving grandfather.
Harold loved God, his church, his family, hunting, fishing and Alabama Football! RTR!!
He is preceded in death by Agnes Mears Josey (mother), Frank Josey (father), Jerry Josey (brother), James Josey (brother), Rita Strickland (sister), Blondell Dorris (sister), Florell Jellison (sister), and Eva Cadenhead (sister).
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Josey, his daughter Leisa Josey Douglass (Rob), his son Bryan Josey (Shannon), His grandkids (Tommy Garvey, Ethan Douglass, Max Douglass, Will Douglass, Madison Josey, and Noah Josey), his sister Virginia Oatman (Ross) and his brother Ronnie Josey (Darlene) and 18 nieces and nephews.
Harold was a beloved husband, father and grandfather who dedicated many years of his life to helping others and in service to his faith and membership at Cottage Hill Baptist Church. This loving, caring and wonderful man has left a permanent mark etched on out hearts and will be supremely missed.
Harold’s family wants to send a special thank you to their family and friends for your support through this difficult time!
Services will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home on January 2, 2019. The viewing will begin at 11:00 am. The services will be at 12:00. Graveside service with be at Barrancas National Cemetery located at the Pensacola Naval Air Station at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, Harold would want you to support your local church!