Merritt Leon Hostetter, 79 of Goode, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. He was born in Rockbridge County on Dec. 24, 1933 a son of the late Elmber C. Hostetter and Florence Bane Hostetter. He was a member of Brookhill Wesleyan Church and was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He retired from Rubatex Corp. He is survived by his wife, Betty Creasy Hostetter; a step-daughter, Mary Catherine Walker; a son, Matthew Dean Hostetter and his wife, Jill; two grandchildren, Matthew Dean Hostetter, Jr. and Travis Dean Hostetter; four step-grandchildren and six step-great grandchildren; a sister, Hallie Martin and husband, Fred; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. A graveside service was held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at Timber Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery with Rodney Jackson officiating. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Main Street Location, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin on Sept. 18, 2013