Bob Allen Posey, age 80, of Rochelle, Texas passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 in Brady. Bob was born May 4, 1938 in Ouachita, Arkansas to Floyd Albert Posey and Clara Glenn (Taylor) Posey. He graduated from the Harmony Grove High School in Camden, Arkansas. He began his undergraduate studies at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas. He completed his undergraduate degree and his masters degree at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He worked on his doctorate degree at Texas A & M University in College Station. He was an educator most of his working life. While at Sam Houston State University he was a member of the faculty for 4 years, served as Assistant Dean of Student Life, University Police Chief, University Bookstore Manager and Director of University Housing. He was Vice-President of Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas for 14 years, retiring in 1987. Bob married Elizabeth Jane Fitzgerald on November 19, 1983 in Ft. Davis, Texas. After retiring, Bob moved to New Mexico where he was Superintendent of House Municipal Schools in House, NM, followed by Superintendent of the Floyd Municipal Schools in Floyd, NM. He then moved to Dell City, Texas where he was Principal of the Dell City ISD. He moved back to New Mexico where he was Superintendent of the Hagerman Municipal Schools in Hagerman, NM and finally to Hobbs, NM as Elementary and Junior High School Principal where he retired. He has been a resident of the area since 2006, moving here from Grady, NM. He was a member of the Brady Presbyterian Church in Brady.
A memorial service for Bob Allen Posey will be held at 10:30am, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Brady Presbyterian Church in Brady with Reverend Regina Maas officiating. Interment of the cremated remains will be at the Hill Crest Cemetery in Ft. Davis, Texas at 10:00am Monday, August 20, 2018 with Reverend Matt Miles officiating. Friends may view Bob Allen Posey’s Memorial Video Tribute and/or sign the online memorial guest book at www.leatherwoodmemorialchapels.com. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Posey, Mike Posey, Blaine Posey, Coleman Posey, Dax Posey, Kaleb Posey, Logan Posey, Ryan Pond, Mitzi Soloman and Starla Posey.
Bob Posey is survived by his loving wife, of over 34 years, Elizabeth Jane Posey of Rochelle, Texas; sons Allen Posey and wife Rhonda of Burnet, Texas and Kevin Posey and wife LeeAnn of Oregon City, Oregon; daughters LaDonna Pond of Burnet, Texas, Teri Nichols and wife Michelle of Tucson, Arizona and Tana Carlberg and husband Jim of Ft. Worth, Texas; sister Mary Walker of Conway, Arkansas; grandchildren Ryan Pond, Starla Posey, Mitzi Soloman, Randal Eggemeyer, Kaleb Posey, Jordan Nichols, Blaine Posey, Sarah Noe, Jason Noe, Coleman Posey, Logan Posey and Dax Posey; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Cade Pond, brothers Al “Buddy” Posey and Max Posey and sister Annis Smith.
Memorial contributions in memory of may be made to the Brady Presbyterian Church, 900 South Blackburn, Brady, Texas 76825 and/or to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at www.parkinson.org.