Robert M. Hoskins Jr., age 60, passed away, August 23, 2010. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert M. Hoskins Sr. He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Rike and one son, Shawn Hoskins and daughter-in-law Heidi; grandchildren, Melanie and Zack; sisters, Lynnette Holmes, Christa DeHaven both of Huntsville, AL, Annette Coker, Cindy Heath both of Atlanta; brother, Doug Hoskins of Golden Meadows, LA; step-sisters, Cheatta Dogalle of Laffaette, LA and Elaine Jackson of Chipley, FL.; 17 nieces and nephews, 23 great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his former wife, Sue Hoskins who was with him when he passed.
Robert attended St. Andrew Grammar, Bay High in Panama City, Fl and graduated from LaGrange High School. He also attended Gulf Coast Jr. College where he finished courses in Architectural Drafting and sign language. He served three years in the Army. He is a Vietnam Veteran with numerous decorations, where he saved the life of a Vietnamese girl who jumped from a bridge into a river.
He served aboard river patrol boats in Vietnam for 13 months and was honorably discharged after 3 years.
Memorial services will be held in Panama City, Florida and will be announced at a later date.