Raymond “Sack” Hoskins, age 65 of Farmington Hills, Mich., formerly of Bell County, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, due to a tragic tree cutting accident.
Raymond was born December 10, 1947, in Pineville. He served as a United States Army sergeant in Vietnam and the Germany Wars. When the Vietnam War ended and President Nixon called our troops home, his battalion was the first active unit to be deployed back to Schofield, Hawaii. While serving his country, he received several awards including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Mae Hoskins; and his brothers, Kenneth Hoskins and Gordon M. Hoskins.
He is survived by his sisters, Mary Ellen (Will) Karns, Pineville, Brenda (Millard) Hobbs, Covington, and Toni Marcum, Lafollette, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Maxine Hoskins, Pineville; brothers, Grant (Kacenia) Hoskins, Donnie Hoskins, Cecil (Elaine) Hoskins; all from Pineville and Steven Hoskins from Farmington Hills; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Ferndale Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Bobby Teaney and the Rev. Walter Brock presiding. Music will be provided by the Church Singers.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Lum Greene Cemetery on Hances Creek.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Ferndale Pentecostal Church.
Online condolences and guestbook are available at www.creechfh.com
Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is in charge of all arrangements.