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Billy David Hoskins

September 4, 1938 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 83)

Obituary

Billy David Hoskins went home to be with the Lord on December 28, 2021. He was born in Santa Rosa, California on September 4th, 1938 to Amasa and Leona Hoskins. Bill was married for 63 years to the love of his life, Wilma.

Bill and Wilma lived in many places due to his 21 years of service in the United States Navy, from which he retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer in 1977. After his naval retirement Bill and Wilma moved their family to Batesville, Arkansas where he began a second 20 year long career working for Arkansas Eastman Company. Bill also had wide and varied interests as a volunteer and severed in many leadership positions, including in the Bethesda volunteer fire department, Independence County library, and the Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council.

When Bill was just a young boy, a neighbor family started taking him to church. He soon became a Christian and remained deeply committed to Christ all his life. Over the years he was an active member of several different Assembly of God churches, serving in various roles such as deacon, Sunday school teacher, and leader in the Royal Rangers boy’s program. Bill’s faith continues to impact his descendants after him, and we are all grateful for his faithful life.

Bill loved and enjoyed the family he and Wilma created together. Besides his beloved wife, he is survived by his son David Hoskins and wife Rhonda of Seattle WA, son Daniel Hoskins and wife Linda of Jacksonville AR, and daughter Debbie Davis and husband John of North Little Rock AR. Bill has 6 grandchildren; Megan, Rachel, Jessica, Aliyah, Caleb, and Janelle, and 4 great-grandchildren; Abigail, Brooklyn, Tobeus, and Nathaniel. Bill is also survived by 4 siblings; Maggie Bennington, Gene Hoskins, Joyce Payne, Karen Waller, and Paul Wayne Hoskins.

The Hoskins family would like to thank the staff at Lakewood Health and Rehab in North Little Rock for their kind and compassionate care of dad during his final days here on this earth. They were amazing.

Services will be on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022. At Willis Funeral Home in Batesville there will be a viewing at 11:30, and family visitation time from 12:00-1:00. This will be followed by a memorial service at 3:00, at First Assembly of God in Heber Springs.

 

 

 

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Services

Viewing
Tuesday
January 4, 2022

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Willis Funeral Service
3513 Harrison Street
Batesville, AR 72501

Visitation
Tuesday
January 4, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Willis Funeral Service
3513 Harrison Street
Batesville, AR 72501

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 4, 2022

3:00 PM
Heber Springs First Assembly of God
1009 West Searcy Street
Heber Springs, AR 72543

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
January 4, 2022

Cleburne County Memorial Gardens
8701 AR Hwy 110 W
Heber Springs, AR 72543

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