Date of Death: February 4, 2023
Visitation will be held Friday, February 10, 2023, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers, MI. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 3 p.m. at Riverside Church in Three Rivers, MI, with a meal following. For those unable to attend, you can access the live-stream by visiting www.riverside-church.com and clicking on “Watch Now.”
Joseph Peter Posey, 73, of Constantine, MI, completed his earthly journey on February 4, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Joe, the son of Raymond and Estelle (Priniski) Posey was born in Hancock, MI, on October 20, 1949. He graduated from White Pine High School in White Pine, MI, in 1967. On May 25, 1974, Joe married Sharon Kirouac, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ontonagon, MI, and together have one son, David, and five grandchildren.
Joe was blessed to work at P&P Transportation for 40 years for his good friend Phil Hoffine and enjoyed the challenges that work afforded him. But his real work was investing in people and being a constant source of gentle challenge and encouragement. There were no strangers in Joe’s life, only friends he hadn’t yet met. Wherever he would go, he would seek out those who needed an encouraging word, a kindly challenge, or sometimes a not-so-kindly challenge, but Joe was always cloaked in love for those around him. During his life, he endured much pain, but through that pain, he found the redemption of Christ, and through Christ, he obediently ministered to those he met. If you ever had the chance to talk with Joe, you would have felt this connection to his divine source of love and truth and walked away changed.
His wife Sharon, son David, daughter-in-law Laura (Stuck), and his five grandchildren, Adam, Sarah, Kate, Jack, and Molly, remain to carry on his legacy. He was also considered a spiritual father and grandfather by countless others.
In lieu of flowers or donations, the family would ask for your story of how Joe impacted your life. A brief sentence, a few paragraphs, or a book would be cherished memories for his family and future generations to understand how Joe obediently followed the call of God in his life. Stationery will be provided at both the visitation and memorial service and can be returned to the family via Hohner Funeral Home, or a comment can be left online at www.hohnerfh.com. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please consider Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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