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James R. Housey, Sr.

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James Richard Housey Sr., 87, of Johannesburg, passed away at home, Saturday, July 25, 2020.

He was born on May 22, 1933, in St. Clair Shores.

Jim served on the St. Clair Shores Police Department for almost 30 years.

He knew the importance of gun safety and was a firearms instructor in Macomb County.   He was active in hunter safety programs and provided CPL classes for the National Rifle Association.

He was a life member of the Shorewood Kiwanis Club in St. Clair Shores.

Jim moved to Johannesburg in 2001.  He soon became the Commander of the Lewiston American Legion-Post 198.

Jim was preceded in death by his son, Joseph.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Linda; 4 children, Susan, Mary, Jim Jr, and Elizabeth; 6 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

 

 

10 comments on “James R. Housey, Sr.”

  1. Liz Housey Hope

    Love you dad!! Will miss you every day 💔 😢 till I take my last breathe 💋thank you for the many things you taught me over the years 🙏 Especially how important it is to keep a clean kitchen, lol. Of course the safety of gun control!! I love you more than words can ever say ❤

    • So sorry for the Housey family. Such a nice guy and police officer. Prayers and good thoughts to you all .👮‍♀️🍦🕊
      Thoughts to you Linda.

      • Jim was one of the best , that I had the honor of working with. He was a great teacher, on the gun range.
        I enjoyed every time that we spent together, at work, or on our time.
        Linda, you and Jim will be in our thoughts and prayers.
        Jim

        • Patty Courterier

          RIP Jim, you are truly missed. You are a very good friend an person, to me thank you friend. I will miss you ! Until we meet again 🙏💗 My thoughts an prayers to the Housey Family an my auxiliary sister Linda ! ❤️ Patty

          • I could write a book about my memories of Jim. Great boss, great friend, nicest guy I ever met. I modeled my Police career by what I seen in him, be fair, be honest, be friendly. When I made sergeant I asked for Jims old badge, S-1, and was proud to wear it. The Police world lost a good one.

            My condolences to the entire House family who were always welcoming and friendly to me.

            • Vic Ouellette president hunter safety instructor association

              The number of lives that Jim touched with his dedication to the Hunter Safety program will never be truly known. We never hear about the stories from hunters who recall what helped them on hunting trip. The little things picked up in classes conducted by dedicated instructors. The experience shared in classes is why men and women teach the students and get paid with the smiles and thanks for teaching and sharing. Jim will be missed but not forgotten.

              • Terri Valentine (Mom's name was Dolores Poikey Thackeray

                Very sorry for your loss. My mom went to school with him in St. Clair Shores. She is gone now, but stopped by once to visit. Prayers.

                • Charmaine Marsack

                  Every time I look at baklava I think him. Liz would tell me that every Christmas they would get together and make it. He was the kind of father I always wished I had. He was a devoted family man. I rarely remember him loud or angry except when he was telling a story or laughing. So many memories. My prayers go out to Linda, Jim, Liz Mary & Susan.

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