2012-11-22 / Obituaries

J.W. ‘Jay’ Posey

J.W. “Jay” Posey passed on from this life on Nov. 11. He was 67 years old. Jay was born in Long Beach on Feb. 20, 1945, to Robert and Martha Posey. He was the oldest of five children.

Jay went to barbering college in Sacramento in 1960. For 50 years Jay stood behind a barber chair, and he touched many lives with his bad jokes and his stories. He moved to Mariposa in 1980 and went to work for Mariposa Barber Shop, and he bought the business in 1982. Jay truly loved barbering and his customers.

Jay leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Ruth Ann Posey; his four children and four step-children, John Posey, Constance Morphew, Frank Posey, Gloria Nelson, Gary Suggs, David Suggs, Dan Suggs and Chris Suggs. Also he leaves 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Jay’s memorial service will be on Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Mariposa Fish and Game Hall on Darrah Road in Bootjack with a potluck to follow.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to: The American Cancer Society in J.W. Posey’s name for the research of bone cancer.

“When I was your age…”- J.W. ‘Jay the Barber’ Posey

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JW was a fine man. I will

JW was a fine man. I will miss him. As for his jokes that goes with the trade. A barber is more than a hair cutter. A barber shop is a place where a man can feel good coming out of. And you may not know it but he was a very religious man. He believed the Bible to be God's word, and that God has promised to send His son Jesus back to this earth to make everything right. He may be "deceased" right now, but soon he will rise from the dead to live with his Lord for a 1000 years. Amen, ray

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