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Arnold Leighton Posey, Sr.

Arnold Leighton Posey, Sr., 76, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at Community Health Partners West after a lengthy illness. He was born March 11, 1931 in Rankin, IL, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 28 years, moving from Elyria.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict.
He  worked as a repairman for Ford Motor in Lorain for 32 years.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Elyria. He was also a member of the Elyria AMVETS Post #32, the Elyria Eagles, the Elyria Moose Club, and Ford UAW Local #425.
He enjoyed bowling on a Ford bowling league, camping, fishing, boating, and gardening.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Irene (nee Saari); three sons,  Bill Posey of Tomball, TX, Victor Posey of SC and Arnold  Posey Jr. of ID; a daughter, Susan Kish of Lorain; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers,  Dennis  Posey and Elmer "Junior" Posey both of
Frankford, IN; a sister, Marlene Fisher of Kokomo, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer E. and Gladys (nee Aaron) Posey.
The family will receive  friends on Friday, July 27, 2007 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, where Services will be held Saturday, July 28, 2007, at 10 A.M. Pastor Paul Males, associate pastor of the Rocky River Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon,  where Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by the Vermilion Veterans Council.
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