Mr. Elmer Posey, a longtime resident of Indian Creek and Brownwood, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2008, in San Antonio. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 26 at the funeral home.
Mr. Posey was born Dec. 1, 1907, to Eugene and Josephine Connaway Posey at Indian Creek. He lived most of his years at Indian Creek farming and ranching on his home place. Mr. Posey’s grandfather and grandmother had settled on the family place in 1876. Mr. Posey’s grandfather William Posey had been a cattleman and wagon master from Texas to California. William Posey had also traded cotton for cattle with Mexico on behalf of the Commissary of the Confederate Army, and had been a part of the Reconstruction in Texas after the Civil War.
Mr. Posey married Vela McCoy in 1930 and they were married for 74 years. They moved into Brownwood in 1980 but kept the homeplace at Indian Creek. They were members of Central United Methodist Church in Brownwood.
Mrs. Posey died in Brownwood in 2004. They had four children together; Burl Posey and wife Ann of Iredell, Texas, Nelda Cross, Rheba Wallingford and husband Doug of San Antonio and Frances Boyle of Annandale, Va.
Mr. Posey had a deep sense of commitment to community service. He served in the Methodist Church most of his life holding different offices and leading the singing as his wife Vela played the piano. He served for six years on the elected board of McCulloch County Electric Coop and 14 years on the Brookesmith School Board. He joined the Masonic Lodge in 1931 and served in every office including three times as Master. He received the highest award to be awarded in Masonry, the Golden Trowel Award, while serving in the Brownwood Chapter. He was a member of the Indian Creek Eastern Star for 60 years and also served as Worthy Patron 16 times.
Mr. Posey was the last living member of his family. He was preceded in death by his only brother, Allen; a sister, Hazel McCoy; a sister, Ina Mae Pierce; and a sister, Mabel Byrd.
Mr. Posey has seven grandchildren, Keith Cross and Kathy Ward, both of New Braunfels, Risa Pardue of Dallas, Michael Boyle of Atlanta, Terri Scharnhorst, April Wenzel and Kerry Dowda, all of the San Antonio area. He has 14 great-grandchildren.
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