Franklin L. Hoskin, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Mercy Hospital South in Saint Louis at the age of 84. He was born on July 15, 1935, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of the late S. Frank Hoskin and Frances L. Readinger.
He attended Fort Scott Schools and Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, graduating with a BS in Education and an MS in Industrial Education. He proudly served in the United States Navy Seabees from 1953 -1956.
Frank was a born Educator and taught in Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri schools. He was a Professor of Vocational Education at Jefferson College for 27 years. He was a member of the Missouri Vocational Association, the American Vocational Associates and served on the Chrysler Arbitration Board.
He attended Hillsboro United Methodist Church, was a man of faith, and the way he lived his life reflected that. He will be remembered most for his faith, patience, his sense of humor, and his love of pulling pranks and jokes.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patracia M. Erie Hoskin, a daughter, Terri Hoskin-Harvey of Hillsboro, a son, Robert Hoskin of Atlanta, GA. Grandchildren, Matthew (Christine) Harvey, Natalie Harvey, Darick ( Mary) Harvey, Hannah (Kyle) Wilson, and Jenica Hoskin. Great-grandchildren, Payeton, Sofia, Maya, Emma, and Holly. A Brother, David (Sue) Hoskin. Sisters-in-law, Peggy Cowan, and Edna Erie, all of Fort Scott, Kansas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home on Sunday, June 28, 2020, from 1-3 pm.
A Military Honors Ceremony and interment will be on July 17, 2020, at 10 am at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kansas. Following the ceremony, there will be a memorial luncheon at the VFW hall in Fort Scott.
Memorials/Donations: Hillsboro Food Pantry or a favorite charity.