JACKSONVILLE - Carl Anthony Losito Jr., 73, of Jacksonville, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Onslow Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Gay officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
Mr. Losito was a Vietnam veteran having retired from the U.S. Navy in 1981. During his military service, he was awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a football coach for Pop Warner football in Jacksonville Recreational League. He served as chairman of deacons at Midville Baptist Church, served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon at First Baptist Church and had most recently become a very active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He loved his Lord and has gone home to be with Him.
He is survived by his wife, Karen S. Losito of the home; three sons, Mark Losito and his wife, Linda of Lancaster, Pa., Scott Losito and his wife, Tawnya of Swansboro and Craig Losito of Hampstead; one brother, George Losito of Danbury, Conn.; six grandchildren, Samantha Moss, Marc Losito, John Giddo, Krista Losito, Scott Losito and Olivia Losito; and three great-grandchildren, Megan Losito, Joshua Moss and Emily Moss.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Regiment, 3025 John Quick Road, MCB Quantico, VA 22134, c/o Charitable Donations Coordinator. Make checks payable to Dept. of Navy Gift Fund with memo line to state Wounded Warrior Regiment or to Bethlehem Baptist Church, Building Fund, 100 Half Moon Church Road, Jacksonville, NC 28546.
Electronic condolences may be left for the family at jonesfh.org