Frankie D. Hoskey Sr.

Born November 12, 1949

Colonel Frankie D. Hoskey, Sr. (USA Retired), 62, passed away in Tampa, FL on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. Colonel Hoskey was a former resident of Kimball, WV. He was a graduate of Welch High School (Welch, WV), West Virginia State College (Institute, WV), and Ohio State University (Columbus, OH). He retired from the United States Army after 20 years of service as a member of JAG Corp. He was also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity while traveling across the United States.

Colonel Hoskey leaves to mourn his memory one son, Frankie D. Hoskey, Jr. (Kay), twin granddaughters, Isabelle and Charlotte, his mother, Charley, 3 brothers, 5 sisters and numerous nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas J. Hoskey, Sr., and a brother, Bobbie Joe Woods. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 6477 Lincolina Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Interment services with full military honors will follow in Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m.


  • Funeral Service Monday, April 9, 2012
  • Graveside Service Monday, April 9, 2012

Frankie D. Hoskey Sr.

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March 6, 2012

To the Hoskey Family,

Our deepest condolences are extended to the family. We are truly saddened to hear of the loss of another of our Alumni Family, Our prayers are with you in your hour of grief.

West Virginia State University National Alumni Assoc.
Dr. Ann B. Smith, President

Rhonda Horton

February 28, 2012

Frankie is like family to me and I will miss him dearly. R.I.P.

Rhonda D. Horton

David T. Butler

February 19, 2012

To The Family of Colonel Frankie D. Hoskey Sr."Frankie"...On behalf of Our Family, starting with My Mother, Mrs. Gracie B. Garrison, My Sister, Mrs. Ella Mae Duckett, My Sister, Mrs. Gloria Jean Sizemore, My Self, Mr. David Thomas Butler, My Sister, Mrs. Jo Ann B. Burton, My Brother, Don Perrin Butler, and, My Sister Janice Kay Taylor, Who was very close with "Frankie", expresses Our Deepest and most Sincere Condolences to his Family. I David Thomas Butler would like for it to be known that with, or without the knowledge of Frankie, and our Sister, Janice, This Family Had from the day that we first met Frankie, had accepted him as a Member of this Family in Good standing. He made a great impact on this Family. Frankie was loved by all of us. I personally had the thought, that Frankie, and Janice had ran off, and secretly gotten Married, because of the extra close network they had, when and every time he came down to visit with her, and our Family. Forgive me, if I'm saying anything wrong during your time of grieving. Be it known, we too, Our Family, are grieving yours and our lost of Frankie. Frankie, and I, had a Great deal of things in common, being that we both are Retired Military Men, and even though, he was a Commissioned Officer, "Colonel" and I, was only a Senior Enlisted Non-Commissioned Officer "Sergeant First Class". We would talk about the way things were, when we were serving our Country, verses the way things are now, just reminiscing our footsteps in the Military. My Family, and I, Loved Frankie...It weighted heavily on our Hearts, when it was learned of Frankie's passing. Frankie's life was like a Flaming Torch that roared whenever the wind attempted to blow out his flame, his flame would flare up much higher to push the wind aside. It is very heavy heartfelt, that his life, was shortened on the horizon of his destiny. Only Our Lord, and Savior, knows, and has the final say, of our Destiny, and when he's ready for us to make that journey, then, and only then, he deploys us, to begin that journey. Frankie! On behalf, of all who Loves You! You will be truly, truly missed.

David Thomas Butler
February 18, 2012

January 26, 2012

I am sorry to hear of COL Hoskey's passing. I served with COL Hoskey as a civilian attorney at Fort McNair. He was a wonderful person to work with and was an understanding boss. I have fondly thought of him many times through the years. He will be missed but we were all blessed to have known him. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

Skip Nollenberger