Lloyd Matthew Hoskins

17 March, 19287 August, 2020

Lloyd Matthew Hoskins, 92, of Keezletown, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Life Care Center in New Market.

He was born on March 17, 1928 in Rockingham County and was the son of the late Stanley C. and Mary Armentrout Hoskins.

Lloyd lived all of his life in the valley and was a 1946 graduate of Keezletown High School and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a mechanic and had been employed with J. O. Stickley before retiring in 1992.

On December 31, 1952, he married the former, Gladys Mae Martz, who preceded him in death on April 26, 2010.

He is survived by a daughter, Debra Hoskins and friend, Lori Hatfield; a nephew Alan Shomo and wife, Rebecca; niece Susie Shomo and companion, Billy Hill.

A sister, Allie Shomo preceded him in death also.

A private graveside service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements and you are encouraged to visit to leave condolences for the family.


  • Debra Hoskins & Friend Lori Hatfield, Daughter
  • Alan Shomo & wife, Rebecca, Nephew
  • Susie Shomo & companion, Billy Hill, Niece
  • Gladys Mae Martz Hoskins, Wife (deceased)
  • Allie Shomo, Sister (deceased)
  • Mary Armentrout Hoskins, Mother (deceased)
  • Stanley C. Hoskins, Father (deceased)

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  • Memorial Contributions May Be Made To A Charity Of Your Choice


  • A Private Graveside Service


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Louis Murray

12 August 2020

I enjoyed getting to know Lloyd through our times sitting at the kitchen table telling his stories of being in the Army and his stories of when he was growing up and working with his Dad. I will cherish those memories and the short time we had together. He always had a smile for you and was ready to meet anything that he had to deal with an very positive attitude.
He will be missed. He was my friend.

Wes Armentrout

10 August 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you mourn the loss of Lloyd but also celebrate his upward calling! I remember him as a quiet, strong pillar who was both warm and friendly. I also remember his contagious laugh and his jovial spirit. God bless you all.

Melanie Smith

10 August 2020

So sorry for your loss. Lloyd was a devoted member of our church for many years. We are praying for your family.

Melanie and Mark Smith

Jeff Moyer

10 August 2020

Dear Hoskins family, so sorry for your loss. I worked with Lloyd at Stickleys, he was one of a kind. Jeff Moyer

Cathie Lipscomb

9 August 2020

Deb, Lloyd was a kind and gentle person. It was nice knowing your whole family thru Trinity Church. God blessed you with a wonderful family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Amber Stover

9 August 2020

Deb, I can’t thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to meet and care for Lloyd. He was such a sweet, wonderful person and will forever be missed.

Karen Burkholder

9 August 2020

My love and prayers go out to Debbie, Susie, Bub and their families and friends. While I mourn the loss of my dear card partner, I rejoice knowing that God welcomed an incredible booming bass voice to His heavenly choir! My earliest memories of Lloyd go back to my toddler years when Mom and Dad played cards with him and Gladys. I sat on Dad's lap to soak up all I could about the game of Setback and be entertained by Lloyd picking on me and calling me Shorty. The fact that I got to munch on popcorn (can still hear it and smell it being popped in a pan on the stove!) or swiss cheese on Chicken in a Biskit crackers was an added treat. My childhood and young adult years include memories of Lloyd and Gladys at church, especially them singing in the choir and the potluck suppers and hymn sings. While I will cherish all of those memories forever, the thing that truly warms my heart is that I was blessed to be Lloyd's card partner for the last 10 years. Sitting around the card table as an adult allowed me to hear his stories - about his childhood, the Army, Stickley's, the community, Oscar, and yes ... real ghost stories! I am so thankful for the many memories I have of Lloyd, and I pray that memories will comfort Debbie in the days ahead.


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