Philmer James Posey

Philmer James Posey, affectionately known as “Phil” was called home to rest on September 1st, 2021. Phil was born September 15th, 1950 in Montgomery, Alabama, born to Edwin Watkins and Anne Ruth Posey. At age 4, Phil left Alabama, and moved to Kentucky. At 8 years old he moved to Cincinnati, OH until reaching the 8th grade. Phil attended Essex County Vocational School from 9th to 12th grade.  Following his high school graduation, Phil worked in metal-fabrication at Bell Laboratories, now known as Nokia, for 35 years. After retirement, Phil worked at Hillcrest Academy as school security.

Although stern, Phil had a kind heart, loved his family, and gave generously to those he cared about. Phil enjoyed being grill master for his annual 4th of July cookouts, was a movie buff, and often sang songs through the house.  Phil was known to love Frank’s RedHot Hotsauce, which he put on everything, and kept a toothpick handy at all times. One could often find Phil working on home-improvement projects, and he was determined to have the best grass on the block.

Phil is survived by his wife of 43 years, Glenda, his two children LaToya Barrett-Myers (Eric), Lavon T. Posey, Sr. (Sara), his three grandchildren Saniya, Lavon, Jr., and Brailyn, sisters, Sonya Belser, Roberta Buchanan, Belinda Weaver, Evelyn Crawford Angela Belser, Machelle Belser, Zerra Baxter, brothers, Milton Belser, Michael Posey, Dwaine Belser, Reginald Belser and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Phil is predeceased by his mother Anne Ruth Belser, and brothers Edwin Posey and Robert Belser.

Funeral services will held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 11AM at McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield NJ 07080 followed by burial in Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday at 10AM.

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