Thursday, December 24, 2015

Obituary - Robert Ray Hoskins

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Robert Ray Hoskins
Robert Ray Hoskins, age 78, of Nevada, MO passed away December 24, 2015 at his home. He was born September 5, 1937 in Horton, MO, the son of Clarence Taft and Stella Anna (Hoover) Hoskins. On May 29, 1974 he was united in marriage to Linda Marie (Greer) and she preceded him in death on January 6, 2015.

Bob attended school in Richards graduating with the Class of 1955 in an all boy class of four. After graduation he served our country in the United States Army. He then returned to Missouri after Honorable Discharge in New York. Through his life Bob farmed with his father and owned his own radiator shop in Nevada for a short time. For over thirty years he worked as a machinist for W.F. Norman retiring in 2014. When time allowed Bob enjoyed camping, deer hunting, fishing for spoonbill, and NASCAR. He was a very handy craftsman, able to build home additions, shelves, and frames when needed. But most of all he enjoyed his family and spending time with them – especially spoiling his grandchildren and great grandchildren who were the loves of his life. Of special mention are his grandson Anthony's buddies - - - they were family to him.

Survivors include his son Ray Hoskins and wife Kathy of Nevada; sister, Wilma Burdick of Nevada; grandchildren, Anthony Hoskins and wife Lacie; Christina Hoskins, and Robert Hoskins; and great grandchildren, Eliza and Julyan. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Clarence Hoskins, Jr. and Neoma Jean Allen.

Funeral services for Robert Ray Hoskins will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2015 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield, MO.

Those who wish may contribute in his memory to Nevada Youth Recreational Baseball in care of Ferry Funeral Home.