COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Richard James "Rick" Hosack, 50, of Colorado Springs, CO, and formerly of Henderson County, died unexpectedly July 22, 2014 in Colorado Springs from a heart related illness. Born in Miami, FL, he was a son of Anita V. and Edgar R. Hosack, Jr. of Mills River. Rick was a Contractor Salesman with Lowes in Colorado Springs. He was a graduate of Hendersonville High School and Western Carolina University. Rick retired from the Asheville Fire Department and was a general contractor in Henderson County. An Air Force veteran, he was an Airman who served honorably as a Fire Fighter and Fire Instructor during his enlistment from 1981 through 1989. Rick was a member of the Asheville Fire Fighters Association. He loved the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado atmosphere and skiing. Rick was a loving father, son, pop-pop, brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed. "Even though our hearts are breaking, we know you're in a better place. Until we see you again,We love you".
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In addition to his parents, survivors include, a daughter, Miranda Collier and her husband Caleb of Hendersonville; a son, Andrew Hosack of Denver, CO; three grandsons, Israel, Justus, and Gabriel Collier, all of Hendersonville; a sister, Karen McGraw of Hendersonville; a brother, Eddie Hosack and his wife Judy of Kannapolis; a sister, Theresa Banks and her husband David of Etowah; a sister, Kathy Martin of Etowah; thirteen nieces and nephews; and nineteen great nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Father Martin Schratz will be the celebrant. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Friday evening at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Asheville Fire Fighters Association, 18 Regent Park Blvd. Suite G, Asheville, NC 28806, or to the donor's favorite charity in Rick's memory.
Please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com to sign an online guest book.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on July 30, 2014