Jack Charles Hoskins
Mr. Jack Charles Hoskins, age 82, Republic, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October, 31, 2013, in his home, with family at his side. He was born July 4, 1931 in Guide Rock, Nebraska, to Charles Henry and Ethel Hoskins.
He was a former substation operator for the U.S. Department of Energy
Jack was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Republic, where he had been a Sunday school teacher and, also, was a volunteer worker. He was an U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran and a member of the VFW #4593 and the American Legion #676.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Erma Mae (Ady) on June 5, 2009; his parents; and a sister. His survivors include three children, Frances Benson, of the home, John Hoskins and wife Cherie, Casper, Wyoming, and Linda Copeland and husband Terry, Centerton, Arkansas; seven grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a sister, Glenda Mullins and husband Brian, Show Low, Arizona; a special cousin, Lin Hoskins and wife Deb; and a faithful pet, Roxie; other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, November 8, 2013 at the First Church of the Nazarene, Republic, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic, with military honors, will follow the service. The visitation will be 6-8 P.M., Thursday, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to C.A.R.E. (Companion Animal Rescue Effort) or P.A.W.S., (People's Animal Welfare Society). Online condolences and pictures may be shared at www.meadorsfuneral home.
Published in the News-Leader on Nov. 6, 2013