James Harold Horsey
James Harold Horsey, 84, rural Farmington, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Riverside.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson, where the family will meet with friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson, with the Rev. Bill Willis officiating. Burial will be at the Croton Cemetery, Croton.
A memorial has been established in his memory to the Croton Community Center.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhomes.com.
Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.
Born April 27, 1928, in Plano, Texas, he was the son of James Otto and Marie (Carter) Horsey. On Sept. 24, 1961, he married Mary Nell Littleton in Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death.
He was a graduate of Argyle High School and Keokuk Community College. He worked as a senior chemist at Shellor-Globe, retiring after 37 years of service. He then worked for BASF as a troubleshooter and farmed. He served on and had been chief of the Des Moines Township Fire Department. He was a member of the Coon Hunters Association. He enjoyed coon hunting, trapping, fishing, mushroom hunting, gardening and playing cards.
Survivors include his two sons, Jeff (Diana) Horsey of Farmington and John (Yvonne) Wilkins of Ft. Madison; three daughters, Melody (Don) Clifford of Ft. Madison, Renee (Jake) Blint of Wever and Elizabeth Ackerson of Farmington; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother Tom (Dixie) Horsey of Salem, three sisters, Nancy Sue (Mike) Easter of Donnellson, Beverly (Bill) Stevens of Farmington and Mae (Ed) Conn of Montrose.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one sister, Bonnie.