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Benjamin Lee Franklin Josey

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Dec. 1, 1940 - Feb. 23, 2019

GRAY: Benjamin Lee Franklin “Frank” Josey, 78, of Carl Williams Sr. Road, died Saturday, Feb. 23, at his residence. The family greeted friends from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral services followed at 11:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Rev. Danny Mundy officiated. Interment was at Cedar Ridge Cemetery.

Mr. Josey was born Dec. 1, 1940, in Washington County and had lived most of his life in Jones County. He was the son of the late Homer Clay Josey and Mattie Smith Josey and was retired from Robins Air Force base as a quality control inspector. He was an avid Braves and Bulldog fan and loved to watch “Gunsmoke”. He will always be remembered by his family for asking if they could get an episode of “Andy” on the television. He was preceded in death by a son, a brother, and a nephew.

Mr. Josey is survived by his wife of 26 years, Patricia Josey; son: Randall Josey; step-children, Larry Whitney and Robin Gantt; and sisters, Jean Gordon and Deloise Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 4364 Upper River Road, Gray, Georgia 31032.

The family may be contacted at the residence at 137 Carl Williams Sr. Road, in Gray.

Please visit the online memorial at

Gray Memorial Chapel and Crematory was honored to be entrusted with the arrangements for Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Josey.