Andrew J. Posey III
Andrew J. Posey III, 69, passed away peacefully at home on the evening of Wednesday, September 8, in Liberty Hill, Texas after a lengthy and bravely fought battle with cancer.
Andrew was born in 1951 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Andrew Posey Jr. and Lillian Anne Posey, both of Yonkers, NY. He graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 1969 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Arts degree in management from Webster University.
Major (USA Retired) Andrew Posey enjoyed a distinguished career as an artilleryman after enlisting in 1974. Having completed officer candidate school in 1976 and Advanced Individual Training in Pershing Missile Maintenance at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was first assigned to A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 1st Field Artillery at Fort Sill. He completed Defense Language School in Monterey, CA and was assigned to an artillery detachment in Turkey in 1979.
As a Captain, he commanded Echo Battery, 7th Training Battalion. He served two tours in Germany and two tours at Fort Sill, Oklahoma before retiring at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in June 1994.
After military retirement, Andrew pursued a second master's degree in counseling and provided both adult and child and adolescent counseling in a non-profit organization in Brownwood, Texas. When he medically retired in 2012, he was Chief of Airman and Family Readiness Center at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas.
Andrew married Donna K. Burns in Brownwood, Texas in 1997.
Andrew was preceded in death by his mother Lillian Anne Posey, his father Andrew J. Posey Jr. of Lakeway and a beloved uncle Bruce Posey, of Washington, Texas.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Donna Posey of Liberty Hill; his daughter Alison Posey and husband Aaron Burrell of New Braunfels; his son Andrew Posey IV of New Braunfels; his son Daniel Bishop and wife Stacy of Burnet; his son Christopher Bishop and wife Tiffany of Austin; his sisters Anita Glickert and husband Bob of Austin and Alicia Bogley and husband Ken of Palm Coast, Florida; and his brother, Alan Posey and wife Erika of Simi Valley, CA.
Andrew is survived by six grandchildren ranging from 22 to 15 months: Allie Posey, Kara Posey, Audrey Posey, Jaxon Bishop, Tanner Bishop and Rogan Bishop and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Andrew was a member of New Hope First Baptist Church in Cedar Park.
A Memorial Service will be held at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home at 1:00 PM on Monday, September 20, 2021, followed by a catered reception.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you please consider sending a memorial gift to: The Salvation Army (www.salvationarmytexas.org) the Navigators (www.navigators.org) or Operation Liberty Hill, 1401 N. Highway 183 in Leander, Texas.
Posted online on September 13, 2021