He was a Christian and a veteran of the US Army, serving with the 11th Airborne 3rd Army Division during the Korean War. He was a former volunteer in the American Legion, Post No. 81 firing squad.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Hoskins and Laura Owens Hoskins; son, Michael J. Hoskins; three brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Jessie Jean Hoskins of Cleveland; daughter, Patti L. Morrison and husband, William Morrison III of Cleveland; four grandchildren: Michael K. Hoskins and wife, Tara, of Cleveland, Jennifer Deems and husband, Daniel, of North Port, Fla., Jamie Ashby and husband, Tyson, of Chattanooga and Brittany Stephens and husband, Ryan, of Charleston; 11 great-grandchildren; and special family friends, Tim Higgins and Mary Joyce Higgins, both of Cleveland.
A private family service will be held at a later time.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416.
Fike Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Hoskins family guest book at www.fikefh.com.