Sanford Ray Posey

Passed away on November 10, 2013

Posey, Sanford Ray, age 87 was born November 18, 1925 and passed away November 10, 2013. Mr. Posey was a lifelong resident of Birmingham, Al. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Faye N. Posey, children Phillip Ray Posey, Sheree Dawn Mitchell, Jeffrey Lynn (Cori) Posey and Valerie Paige (Wayne) Buckler. He is also survived by grandchildren, Brandi Mitchell, Grant, Nicholas Posey, Belinda Hood, Shari Howard, Alex Buckler and precious Great Grand-Daughter Alyssa Steading. One brother Jack (June) Posey. Mr. Posey was a decorated WWII veteran who proudly and faithfully served his country. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Zamora Shrine Temple, Elks Lodge #79 and American Legion. He loved the Lord, his country, his family and treasures his wife. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to Zamora Shrine Temple’s Cripple and Burn Hospital 3521 Ratliff Road, Birmingham, Al 35210.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sanford Ray Posey

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Paula Johnson

November 30, 2013

Faye, Phil, Dawn, Jeff and Paige,
So sad to hear this news! Always loved being around Ray! Full of stories and would always have me laughing!! I last saw him several years ago at the Bham airport and we chatted for quite awhile waiting on our planes. It was like we'd seen each other last week. A special man and father. Will be thinking of you all. Much love to you!

Gloria Gray

November 16, 2013

I only knew you as Poppy as that is what Sheree always called you. She worshiped you and the few times that I was able to spend with you and your family I can certainly see why. I don't know what she is going to do with herself now that she won't be spending time with you, but I know she will miss you for the rest of her life. My prayers are with her and the family and I know that you are looking down on them from heaven and smiling. May God always be by your side Poppy!

paula armstrong smith

November 14, 2013

My thoughts and Prayers to your family. Many years have passed since I met your family. Worked at JC Penny salon when your mom was there. and Phillip remembering some funny times way back!

Bob & Jo Mitchell

November 13, 2013

Faye, we were certainly sad to learn about Ray, and we pray for you and all of your family.

Bob & Jo

November 13, 2013

We are so sorry for Ray's passing. you and your family will be in our prayers.

David and Michelle McGowen

Sonya Nickolson Parker

November 12, 2013

Aunt Faye, I am so sorry about your loss. When I read his obituary I could tell of the love that you all shared. You and the kids and grands will be in my prayers. When you feel up to it please have one of the kids e mail me, I would love to talk or visit you. Much love to you and your family.

Sonya Nickolson Parker

November 12, 2013

Aunt Fay, I am so sorry about your loss. When I read his obituary it touched my heart, I could tell there was so much love there. Please know that you and the children are in my prayers.Love you !! Whenever you feel up to it please e-mail me, if you have internet, or have one of the kids or grands to. I would love to talk to you or come visit.

Connie Austin

November 12, 2013

Faye and family, I was so sorry to hear of Ray's passing Sunday. I remember listening to you and my parents talking about your cruise together and the many nights yall played cards or dominos together. I pray for peace for you today and strength in the coming days. He will be missed.

November 12, 2013

i,am so sorry about Ray passing
He will indeed will be missed.,
Betty Baggett Martin 10th ave bapt ch group
In 1947

Terry Oden

November 12, 2013

Faye and family. So very sorry to learn of Ray's passing. Faye you are part of our Mountain Brook family and we, the City are very very sorry.
Terry Oden, Mayor, City of Mountain Brook, Al.