Obituary of James "Jim" Douglas Posey, Sr.
James “Jim” Posey, 80, peacefully ended his fight with cancer on Sunday, July 24, 2022. He was born December 17, 1941 in Richland County, South Carolina to the late Dorothy Ophelia and Howard DeVaudrey Posey. Jim was a devoted member of Incarnation Lutheran Church in Columbia, SC.
He was veteran of the US Army National Guard.
Jim had a successful 45-year career with South Carolina Department of Transportation where he received awards for Resident Construction Engineer of the Year (1987) and Headquarters Management Employee of the Year (1994). After retirement, he worked another 3 years for Civil Engineering Consulting Services.
He enjoyed watching western shows, doing projects around his home, researching his family history and spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother Howard D. “Buddy” Posey, Jr of Gilbert, SC.
He is survived by a son James D. Posey, Jr (Stephanie) of Columbia, SC; a daughter Sandra L. Chastain of Columbia, SC; sisters, Dorothy Jane Posey Smith of Eatonton, Ga and Lisa Hornsby Moore (Leonard) of Lexington, SC; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson and longtime friend Patricia A. Posey of Columbia.
Visitation is scheduled for 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Thompson Funeral Home on Leesburg Road in Columbia.
Services will be conducted 1:00 PM Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Columbia. Burial service will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The family would also like to thank the services of Agape Hospice of Columbia, SC.