Obituary of David Hoskin

David Eugene Hoskin, age 85, a former resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas and more recently of Nevada, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023, at his home in Nevada.  He was born December 17, 1937, in Ft. Scott, the son of Frank Hoskin, Sr. and Frances Readinger Hoskin.  David graduated from the Ft. Scott High School with the Class of 1956 and then graduated from Ft. Scott Junior College.  David began working at the age of nine where he worked as a pin setter at a local bowling alley.  During high school years, he worked at Ft. Scott Printing.  In 1958, David joined the United States Army.  He faithfully served his country for three years; two of these years were spent at Tompkins Barracks in Schwetzingen, Baden-Wurttenburg, Germany.  Following his military service, David returned to Ft. Scott and married Sue Harris on October 7, 1961, in Miami, Oklahoma.  He took a position with the Western Insurance Company where he remained for over twenty years.  After that company closed, he worked a short time for Lincoln National Insurance Company and then worked for ten years as a purchasing agent for DayCo.  He retired at the age of fifty-nine.  He later found out that retirement was not for him and took a part-time position as a courtesy driver for Mercy Hospital.  David was a man of faith; he was a charter member of the Westpark Church of the Nazarene and later attended the First Baptist Church both in Ft. Scott.  He faithfully served his church in a number of ways.  David enjoyed watching the KU Jayhawks, and the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.  He also enjoyed attending his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.  He will be remembered for his sense of humor and the many practical jokes he played on his family.


Survivors include his wife, Sue, of the home in Nevada; three daughters, Shelly Henry (Larry) and Melissa Hoskin all of Olathe, Kansas and Marla Miller (Kirk) of Nevada, Missouri.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Lerin Combs, Taylor Rodriguez, Arley Hoskin, Tempest Lane, Breanna Morrison, Amory Maley, Payton Miller and Jansen Miller and nine great-grandchildren, Aidan, Tristan, Landon, Brynlee, Halle, Roman, Athea, Ryder and Breckan.  Dave was preceded in death by a daughter, Micah Denise Hoskin as well as his parents, an infant sister, Frances Sue Hoskin and a brother Frank Hoskin, Jr.


There was cremation.  Pastor Norman Tillotson will conduct a memorial service at 12:30 P.M. Friday, September 15th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Burial with military honors will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:30 A.M. until service time at the chapel.  Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online

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