The family received friends on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 6 p.m. in the parlor at Collins-Burke Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be today, May 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel. Hollis Alexander will officiate.
Burial will be in Walker Memory Gardens.
Hosmer was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Stephen Hosmer; mother, Enda Otto Kelly Hosmer; brother, Henry Hosmer; grandsons, Jeffery Allen Williams, John Couch and Floyd Needham; great-grandchild, Linda Mae Hosmer; great-great-grandchild, Landon Kyle Walker;ex-wife and friend, Mary Elaine Hancock; and daughter-in-law, Myra Hosmer.
He is survived by his daughters, Peggy Ann Taylor (Joe), Patricia Faye Clark (Paul), Patty Elaine Oliver (Perry), Paula Louise Lee, Pamela Christine Barton (David) and Phoebe Denice Anderson (Lynn); sons, Bobby Joe Hosmer and James Durrell Hosmer (Beverly); sisters, Ruth Mae Gilbreath, Mildred Watkins and Odell Roberts (Richard); brothers, Raymond Hosmer (Pat), Carlton Hosmer (June) and Bobby Joe Hosmer; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be Tim Taylor, Dakota Taylor, Chris Kilgore, Jordan Kilgore, Michael Hosmer and Morgan Parvin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Anderson, David Barton, Paul Clark, Perry Oliver and Joe Taylor.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571