Johnny J. Posey Jr.

March 9, 1937March 21, 2013

Johnny Jacob Posey, Jr passed away on March 21st at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sara Locke Posey, son Johnny Jacob Posey, III and wife Yamila of Tallahassee, FL, daughter, Stacy Posey Koonce and husband Bob of Peachtree City, grandchildren, Kyle Trent Koonce of Mobile, AL, Jacob Taylor Koonce of Peachtree City and Sara Amalia Posey of Tallahassee, FL. John was born March 9, 1937, in Butler, Georgia. He entered the US Army at an early age and served 3 years. He worked with Eastern Airlines for a short time, before starting his career with the FAA. John retired from the FAA, Air Traffic Division, in April 1993 with 34 years of service. He was very proud of his career with the FAA, and absolutely loved controlling airplanes.

John was an avid golfer and a member of Canongate for many years. He was able to complete his golf bucket list by playing Augusta National, St. Andrews Old Course, and Pebble Beach. He and Sara had toured all 50 states, and went on many trips to Europe.

He was very proud of his family and enjoyed spoiling his wonderful three grandchildren.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502. John and Sara have supported this organization for troubled youth of Georgia for many years.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 23, 2013

Johnny J. Posey Jr.

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Kathy (Thomas) Keiffer

April 7, 2013

Dear John, Yamila & Sara ~
I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

Jim Harben

March 27, 2013

So sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. I'm an friend from many years ago in Atlanta Tower. May God's peace be abundant during this sad time for you.

March 25, 2013


I was so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. He was a great friend to me at FAA and always had my respect for the true professional he was. He helped me tremendously when I first became a manager and was a great friend. I pray that God grants you and your family peace and comfort during this time of loss.

Randy Breedlove, Charlotte, NC

March 25, 2013

Sara and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We will always cherish the wonderful memories of times shared with you and John. His strong presence, ever present smile and winning personality will be remembered by so many. Nelson loved John like a brother. May God bless and hold you close.
Nelson and Melba Queen

Keith Walker

March 25, 2013

I'm very sorry Sara and family....John hired me as an air tfc assistant in 1987 at Jax and true to his word got me an academy date one year later. I'm so grateful for all he did for me...he was a good and fair chief! I retired at ZJX as a controller in 2011 and it was due to his faith in me.

Evelyn Campbell

March 25, 2013

To Sara and Family,

You are all in my prayers for God's Peace and Comfort.

Sara and John are such beautiful friends and have been for many years, in fact since the early 1960's. We have had so many wonderful times together. The boys played St.Andrews in 1999. That is unforgetable, such a wonderful 16 days together. In fact I do believe that Ken already had a Tee Time scheduled for he and John when he arrived in Heaven. So I just know they are loving it.

Such wonderful times. They are Jewels.

God Love You All

My Love


Brandi Trussell & Family

March 24, 2013

Aunt Sara and family
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss and pray that God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Love you.

Billy and Jan Granger

March 23, 2013

Sara, and family
Billy & I are very sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of time spent with Johnny & you. Johnny was a most special friend to Billy. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.

Lee, Sherry, Ben, Bill, Catie, John and Henry Bowersox

March 23, 2013

John, Yamila, Sara and Posey Family-
We were sorry to hear of your father's passing - ya'll are in our prayers. Let us know if you need anything!

Tom and Pat Hamit

March 23, 2013

We were so heartbroken to hear of the loss of John. We loved him dearly and will always cherish our friendship with you both. He was an inspiration to his friends and family until the end. He is our hero.