James Hosley(1930 - 2013)


November 14, 1930 - November 26, 2013

James Edward Hosley went to be with the Lord on November 26th, 2013 surrounded by his family. Jim accepted the Lord as his Savior on his 83rd birthday, two weeks before he left this world.

Jim was born in Missouri on November 14th, 1930 to Chalmer and Gladys Hosley. He was the second of six children. Jim graduated from North Marion High School and then served in the U.S. Army. On September 14, 1953 he married his beloved wife Lillian Mary Kolar. Together they had seven children. This September they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Early on Jim worked for his father's wrecking yard business in Hubbard, Oregon. In 1958 James and Lillian moved to Grand Ronde, OR. He was the founder and owner of Jim's Trading Post (bookstore, hardware store, and wrecking yard), which has been in operation for almost 55 years. In addition to the Grand Ronde store, Jim has owned shops in Stayton, West Salem, Independence, and Sheridan, that allowed him to make many friends within the community and beyond.

Jim loved fishing in his younger years and going to auctions. Jim was a hard worker working until the day he passed away. We are all comforted that he is now dancing on streets of gold. One of his favorite hymns was I'll have a New body (I'll Have A New Life) sung by Hank Williams.

Jim is survived by his wife Lillian Hosley of Grand Ronde, OR; sons Russell Hosley of Grand Ronde, OR, Charles Hosley of Willamina, OR, and Robert Hosley of Sheridan, OR; daughters Catherine Herber of Grand Ronde, OR Karen Winchell of Bend, OR and Rhonda Langley of McMinnville, OR; brothers Donald Hosley of Grand Ronde, OR and David Hosley of Lincoln City, OR. Jim has 23 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Sun, Dec 8th at 12:00noon at the Grand Ronde Tribal gymnasium in Grand Ronde, OR. To leave online condolences please visit the Guest Book at www.dallastribute.com. The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is handling the arrangements.

Funeral Home

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center
287 SW Washington St Dallas, OR 97338

Published in StatesmanJournal on Dec. 4, 2013