Obituary – Hoskins, Lawrence Russell

Class of 1946

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Lawrence Hoskins

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Lawrence Russell Hoskins

January 22, 1928 – May 10, 2006

Hoskins, Lawrence Russell, 78, left this world on May 10, 2006.

Larry began his career as a steamfitter, served as an aircraft instructor in the US Marines, worked at Burnham Products when he first moved to Wichita, was the owner of Larry’s Vickers Service Station and worked later as a pipefitter with Ponca City Local.

He was a great carpenter and enjoyed building doghouses with his son, Brad and grandson, Josh. The lessons he taught, the joy he gave, his humor and zest for life were blessings to all who knew him.

Son of the late John and Ina Hoskins of Perry, Okla. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ann (Brand) Hoskins; children and their spouses, Robin and David Smith, Rebecca and Milton Dowty, Brad and Jo Hoskins, Susan and Leon Gates, Linda and Brad Bell, Jon and Angela Hoskins; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald Hoskins; sisters, Margaret (Hoskins) Clark and Louise (Hoskins) Wilson and his beloved dogs.

Private family service in Perry, Okla.