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Virgil Hoss


09/06/1927 - 09/13/2015 Obituary
Virgil Hoss Obituary
Virgil Hoss, age 88, was born at home in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Millie Mae and Henry Ewing Hoss on September 6, 1927, and passed away on September 13, 2015.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, his mother, father, sister and brother, and a great-grandchild. He leaves behind his children: Hank Hoss and wife, Sharon, Twila Shelton and her husband, Rick, Tim Hoss, 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
After 40 years of service, dad retired from the Santa Fe Railroad in 1989. He lived a full life and was quite an adventurer. Almost everywhere he went, he made lifelong friends. He shared life with his many friends and family on backpacking trips, fishing and hunting trips, kayaking, playing tennis, making music with his fiddle and guitar, singing, attending church functions, drying fruit and making homemade sausage.
He wrote over 50 articles for hunting and fishing magazines to include Outdoor Life and Field & Stream and made thousands of his own fishing lures.
He deeply loved his children and grandchildren and left a lasting impression on their lives. We, and many others, were the recipients of numerous gifts from him because he loved to give. His giving to Christian charities greatly exceeded his tithe. We often watched him hand $20 bills to waitresses at the end of a good meal.
He loved the Lord and committed his life to Him in his early teens. Near the end of his life, he longed to go home to be with Jesus and Betty. We know he is rejoicing in heaven with mom, his relatives, his friends and the angels. We can picture him playing his fiddle and singing duets with mom in his new home.
He will be deeply missed by us and all who knew him.
The celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 3, 11 A.M. at Parkside Church.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 26, 2015
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