Robert Ray Hoskins

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Robert Ray Hoskins, 78, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Dec. 24, 2015, at his home. He was born Sept. 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 Jan. 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 more than 30 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 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment with military honors will follow in the Deerfield Cemetery, in Deerfield, Mo.

Contributions may be made in his memory to Nevada Youth Recreational Baseball in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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