Edward G. Posey
February 14, 1937 – February 2, 2020
Edward G. Posey, 82, of Bettendorf, Iowa passed away in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, February 2, 2020.
Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 pm, on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Runge Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 am, on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. He will be laid to rest in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Ed Posey Food Pantry at the First Baptist Church, Bettendorf, Iowa. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
Ed was born the son of Ennis Posey on February 14, 1937. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine corps. He was united in marriage to Rolla Kem on August 22, 1957 in Riverside, California. He retired from Alcoa after 37 years of service.
Ed loved working at his church and he volunteered for disaster relief as well as the food pantry which he started at his church, the “Ed Posey Food Pantry”.
Ed is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Rolla; sons: Mark (Deanna) Posey of Clinton, IA, Alan (Kathy) Posey of Bettendorf, IA, John (Michelle) Posey of Norwalk, IA., Tim (Kristin) Posey of Bettendorf, IA, and Matt (Lettie) Posey of Kahoka, MO; step-brother Wayne Williams of Camden, AR. Ed also leaves 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren to honor his memory.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
- Ennis (Posey) Williams, Mother (deceased)
- Rolla B. (Kem) Posey, Wife
- Mark Posey (Deanna), Son
- Alan Posey (Kathy), Son
- John Posey (Michelle), Son
- Tim Posey (Kristin), Son
- Matt Posey (Lettie), Son
- Wayne Williams, Step-brother
- Also left to cherish his memory are fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
- Mark Posey, Pallbearer
- Alan Posey, Pallbearer
- John Posey, Pallbearer
- Tim Posey, Pallbearer
- Matt Posey, Pallbearer
- Warren Nicholson, Pallbearer
- Ed Posey Food Pantry
- Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020
Edward G. Posey
February 8, 2020
Deepest sympathy to Rolla and all the family with special love to Alan and Kathy. Lots of memories from Cody School. Such a caring and supportive family. Ed was a gentleman, a good worker, and a kind and pleasant person to have on our staff . All can be proud of the legacy that he left. With Gods Blessings, Norma (and Rich) Hofmann.
February 7, 2020
To the Posey family. Very sorry for your loss. We were neighbors so many years ago. And back in the day, I used to make everything from scratch. Well, EVERYTIME, I made home made 🍞 bread, as I took it out of the oven, Ed would show up at our door. My husband and Ed sat at my kitchen table eating warm bread, and I said, how does he always know. 😄😇 This is a FOND MEMORY.
My condolences Rolla. Blessings. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Dick and Sally Elliott
February 5, 2020
Dear Rolla, Alan, Mark, John, Matt, Tim, wives, grandkids and everyone who loved Ed,
We are so sorry for your loss. Ed was a very special guy and we loved him too. We feel related to him since we share the same grandkids!
May God give you all comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Our sincere love and prayers,
Dick and Sally
February 4, 2020
I have lived in this neighborhood all but about 4 years of my entire 57 years on this earth and Rolla & Ed Posey have been our neighbors and really my other Mom & Dad, since I was about 5 years old. In fact Ed taught me how to ride a bike without training wheels when I was probably about 6. I was real upset one day that a boy on the bus called me a baby cause I still had the training wheels on my bike and so I was crying & hiding over at the Poseys yard. Ed came along and told me his boys aka my other brothers were not home right now then he noticed me crying, long story short, he asked if I really wanted to learn how to ride my bike without training wheels and I still remember looking up at him and saying more than anything!! So he got a wrench and removed my training wheels. I didn’t pay much attention to my location as I was following him & probably talking his ear off as I walked with him but we stopped at the top of the hill in his back yard. For a 6 year old it could of been Mt. Everest , it was kinda steep! He said get on your bike as I’m noticing the front tire is pointed down the hill!! Oh no no He said okay if you really want to learn this is it! I’m going to let go and it’s up to you if you are gonna fall or keep going so he let go and I peddled my heart out! I went down the hill around the house and back to the top of the hill to Ed with his big old smile! I said thank you thank you and tossed the bike running to Ed & gave him a big hug! God how I loved him like a father!!Many years that man taught me things but mostly to appreciate the simple things and not to be afraid to ask for help. 50 years later I still use the values Ed, Rolla and the Posey boys taught me. So glad I saw him a few weeks ago it was on a good day for him and we talked for hours! After my visit before I went back to my car I went to their back yard and looked down the same hill and smiled. I’m so blessed to know such a beautiful & kind man.
Rest In Peace Ed Posey ￼