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Kelvan E. Posey

June 30, 1955 — June 11, 2019

Kelvan E. “Kelvo” Posey, 63, of Davenport, Iowa, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at home.

A gathering to celebrate Kelvan’s life will be 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Rock Island Elks Lodge #0980, 2117 4th Ave. Rock Island.  Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Cremation Society of the Quad Cities.  Memorials may be made to the family.

Kelvan Eugene Posey was born June 30, 1955, in Davenport, the son of Luther and Pearline (Martin) Posey.  He married Debra Allen, with whom he had two children before the couple separated.  He was a self-employed truck driver for many years.

He enjoyed fishing and cooking (especially BBQ), and raced cars in his younger years.  He will be remembered as a man who always put others first, as he took care of friends and neighbors:  “If you needed help, Kelvan was there”.  Above all else, family was the most important thing to Kelvan, especially his sons and grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Karlton (Heather) Posey of Arkansas City, Kansas, and Brandon Posey of Davenport; seven grandchildren, Alexis, Kenryk, Jaden, Nastasia, Isis, Kayde, and Kai; his father, Luther Posey of Davenport; a sister, Linda Alexander of St. Louis, Missouri; a brother, Gregory (Mary) Posey of Lithia Springs, Georgia; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearline; two brothers, Richard and Alvin; and a sister, Paula.

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