Arthur Carrol Josey, died Sunday, December 2, 2018. Born in Lee County on November 27, 1935, he was reared in the Wisacky community on a small family farm, attended public schools of Riverside and Mayesville, and studied accounting at Draughon’s Business College in Columbia.
He was the third son of the late Robert Elijah Josey and Bertha Elizabeth Smith Josey. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda L. Bush; sister, Elizabeth Ann Josey Terrell (Thomas, the best brother-in-law one could have) of Gainesville, VA; sisters-in-law, Joyce McLeod Josey of Wisacky, Argent Sue Reynolds Josey of Allen, TX, and Brenda Libner of Sumter; brother-in-law, John Douglas Shirley (Donna) of Garden City Beach; adopted family, Tom and Paula Kurt and their daughter, Andrea, of Mt. Pleasant; several nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Dick and Kathy Unger of Edisto Island, and Rufus and Linda Bradley of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 42 years, Jean Carol Shirley Josey; brothers, Douglas Josey of Wisacky, Mendal Josey of Allen, TX; and a nephew, Mark Josey.
Carrol spent some 50 years in public accounting with national and several local South Carolina firms, the last being Schmoyer & Co., CPA’s of Columbia. He was a noted provider of services to South Carolina nursing homes and was a member of the South Carolina Health Care Association and the South Carolina Nursing Home Association. His associations with these organizations helped him receive the President’s Award from the South Carolina Nursing Association. He was also a board member and active supporter of the South Carolina Waterfowl Association and enjoyed hunting and fishing. After his marriage to Linda, they enjoyed traveling to many countries, especially the D-Day beaches in Normandy and Cuba. Carrol was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church where he previously served on the Stewardship Committee and the Day School Council. He was also an associate member of Banner Elk Presbyterian Church in Banner Elk, NC.
The service for Carrol will be held 1 o’clock, Tuesday, December 4th at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 6500 N. Trenholm Rd., Columbia, with the Rev. Dr. Ellen Fowler Skidmore and the Rev. Dr. Lavern Witherspoon officiating.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.