Russell Hoskins age 86, of Milan Michigan formerly of Salyersville passed away Friday December 30, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born June 12, 1925 in Salyersville, Kentucky, the son of Owen and Bonnie (Patton) Hoskins. After high school he honorably served during WWII in the China-Burma Theater 1943-1945. When Russell returned to Salyersville, he enrolled in Morehead State University, where he played basketball. On November 7, 1947 he married Bobbie Jean Flint and she survives. Russell was an active member of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 190 for 64 years; he also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. In addition to his wife, Bobbie Jean he is survived by five children; Kathy (Bob) Viets of Milan, Mary Ann (Joe) Machen of Manchester, David (Terrie) Hoskins of Milan, Cindy (Don) Penix of Dexter and Patrick (Jackie) Hoskins of Brighton; seven grandchildren: Mandy, Jesse, Eva, Heather, Katie, Emily and Lauren; He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Rondell, Roger, Paul, and an infant son.
Funeral Services were conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday January 4, 2012 at the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Hoskins Cemetery at Lakeville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home.