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Robert Marion Hoskins Jr.

Posted By West Georgia Crematory On August 23, 2010 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | 5 Comments

In Memorial

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.


Condolences for the family of “Robert Marion Hoskins Jr.”

Condolence from Darwin Fowler on November 30th, -0001 12:00 am

Bobby and I played football in grammer school. We attended Bay High School together for several years. I did not know he graduated from LaGrange High. I did however find out later that he was in the Army. I&singleqoutesm very sad to hear of Bobby&singleqoutess passing away. It&singleqoutess always sad to hear about friends of many years ago, leaving this earth, but we all know our final destination and that&singleqoutess with Christ in Heaven. I know Bobby is there today.
Sincerely, Darwin Fowler, Panama City, Florida

Condolence from tim walker on November 30th, -0001 12:00 am

i am sorry to hear about bobby.we met at st.andrews school and became good friends.we had lots of good times growing up in st.andrews.he was proud of his military service and his family.i will remember for the good friend he was.

Condolence from Darlene Miller on November 30th, -0001 12:00 am

Bay High Class of &singleqoutes68 wouldn&singleqoutest have been the same without Bobby. I moved to Baltimore shortly after graduation – my mom sent me the clipping of his service in Viet Nam. It is still in my yearbook. Peace and God&singleqoutess Blessings. Darlene

Condolence from robert hoskins on November 30th, -0001 12:00 am
Condolence from thomas douglas on March 13th, 2020 12:43 am

I’m hoping this message can be forwarded to Bobby’s family.Myself and Bobby served together and were good friend in the army.We went to school with the navy in Mare Island California and then deployed to Vietnam together.We were in Saigon and Cat Li together most of the time unfortunately we lost contact.I have so many great stories about Bobby if anyone would like to know.He was a great guy and always had my back.I feel so badly that we never had the opportunity to further our relationship in the world.I moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1982 and did try to look him up in Panama City or as Bobby would say Southern Alabama.If anyone would like to reach out to me I have a lot to say about my friend.Also he received I believe a bronze star for rescuing a pregnant Vietnamese lady from drowning.My name is Tom Douglas I’m the handsome one in his pictures.954-326-1850

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