Cletis Posey

Cletis Emmitt Posey

Cletis Emmitt Posey, 83, of Monticello, passed away November 15, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Posey retired from the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War. He joined the Air Force Reserves in Houston, Texas after retiring. He later returned to Arkansas and joined the Army National Guard and retired from there. He also worked at Burlington, Spring Lift and Bones Auto Parts.

Mr. Posey was a member Immanuel Baptist Church where he served as deacon. He enjoyed baseball and umpired baseball for many years in Monticello.

He was born August 13, 1931 to the late Thomas E. Posey and Clara Underwood Posey.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ermil Posey and Herston Posey; and four sisters, Lucille Henderson, Faye Naron, Melba Curry and Patricia Huffman.

Survivors include two sons, Lance Posey of Monticello and Tommy Posey of Texas; a daughter, Vickie McSwain of Texas; a sister, Shirley Rodgers of Monticello; five granddaughters, Whitney Gifford of Monticello, Chelsea Abercrombie of Texas, Mia Posey, Clara Posey and Samantha Posey, all of Texas; three grandsons, Randy McSwain of Texas, Chance Posey of Texas and Matthew Hewitt of Monticello; two great-grandsons, Haigen Gifford of Monticello and Nathaniel Abercrombie of Texas; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on November 17 at 1 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery on Highway 83 North in Monticello.

Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church in Monticello.