PHILADELPHIA — Dr. Rudolph A. Posey, Sr., 84, a retired dentist, died June 22, 2006 at home in
Services were held June 24 at McClain- Hays Funeral Home in
A native of
Dr. Posey was a member and past president of the Mississippi Dental Association. He had served in numerous other leadership positions in the association of district and state levels. He was a member of the American College of Dentists and had served as chairman of the state chapter, past chairman of the Tri-State Section of the American College of Dentists, member of International College of Dentists; member of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association and a past president of the association. He was a charter member and was instrumental in organizing the
Dr. Posey was active in church and community affairs. A member of
He had served as senior dentist on a Methodist dental mission in rural
For 28 years Dr. Posey had been a member of the Chamber of Commerce and had served a term as president. He was on the board for eight years. He was a member of the board of directors of
He was a longtime member of the board of directors of the Neshoba County Fair Association, and served as vice-president. For many years he was master of ceremonies and had introduced many notable speakers at the Fair such as governors, senators, legislators and candidates for president of the
Dr. Posey was a longtime Mason and had served in many capacities at every level. A member of Philadelphia Lodge 43 , he was a was a member of the Shrine of North of America. Activities include: Past president of the Neshoba County Shrine Club; past potentate of
He served for 21 years a representative to the Imperial Council and for many years served on the Jurisdictional Lines Committee for
Dr. Posey was a member of the board of governors for the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children in
Dr. Posey retired from his private practice in 1992. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and tending his three-acre yard.
He was preceded in death by wife, Mary Dees Posey, and daughters, Infant Patricia Posey and Pam Posey Sharp.
Survivors include: son, Dr. Rudolph A. Posey, Jr. of
Memorials may be made to Shriner Children's Hospitals thru