Enid News & Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
Christian burial service will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at La Chapelle de Martin & Castille in Lafayette, La., for S.C. “Hoss” Hoskins, 72, who passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at his home. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery immediately following the service. Chaplain Mark Broussard, Heart of Hospice, will conduct the funeral service. Jodi Bollich, organist and soloist, will sing for the service “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “Amazing Grace” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
Mr. Hoskins leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Theresa Credeur of Lafayette; one daughter, Connie Balcerovich and husband Jim of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one son, Tim Hoskins and fiancée Marcelle Gelgotas of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren, Bobbi Fowler, Berit Tollefson, Brokk Tollefson, Auston Hoskins, Kylie Mae Hoskins, Kimberly Merritt and Kevin Balcerovich; and three great-grandchildren, Annabell Fowler, Anthony Fowler and Grace Merritt. He also leaves behind three brothers, Billy Hunter Hoskins, Earl Dean Hoskins and Ronald Roger Hoskins, all residents of Enid, Okla.; and his beloved dog, Jacque.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl E. Hoskins and Ilo Hunter Hoskins of Enid, Okla.
Mr. Hoskins was a native of Enid, Okla., and a resident of Lafayette, La., for 38 years.
He was a veteran of the Oklahoma National Guard and the United States Army. While serving in the Army, Spc. 4th Class, Sherrel C. Hoskins was cited for outstanding performance of duty as a personnel administrative specialist.
Hoskins attended Enid schools, graduating from Enid High School in 1958. He was in the 45th Division of the Oklahoma National Guard while in high school, entering the regular Army soon after his six-month tour of duty with the Guard. His citation commended him for “Exceptional efficiency and initiative rarely found in personnel with his grade and experience ... reflecting great credit upon himself and the United States Army.”
At the time of his death, Mr. Hoskins was retired, having been the owner and operator of Insulation Specialists, and then after his venture, he was a long haul truck driver for years.
Upon retirement, he took up golf and became an avid golfer, being a member of Lafayette Senior Men’s Golf Association.
He will be dearly missed by everyone for his dry wit and sense of humor.
Pallbearers will be Tim Hoskins, Brokk Tollefson, Jim Balcerovich, Ricky Martinez, Fred Altman and Leo Levesque. Honorary pallbearers will be Carrol Credeur, Berit Tollefson, Larry Markham, Tony Romero, John LeBlanc and all members of the Lafayette Senior Men’s Golf Association.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart of Hospice, 201 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette, LA 70501 or to Lafayette Council on Aging, 160 Industrial Pkwy., Lafayette, LA 70508.
The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille’s DOWNTOWN Lafayette location on Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of the service.
A Rosary will be prayed by Myrna Campbell at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Martin & Castille Funeral Home.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mour ning.com
Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, (337) 234-2311.
(Submitted by family)