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John Brice Hosford Jr.

April 16, 1945November 29, 2019

John “Brice” Hosford Jr. 74, of Bunnell passed away on November 29, 2019 at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House. He was born on April 16, 1945 in St. Augustine, Florida to the late John “Jack” and Claudine Hosford Sr. He graduated from Bunnell High School in 1963 and then joined the US Air Force where he served during the Vietnam Conflict. Upon his honorable discharge he farmed with his father for a year and then went to work for Louis Wadsworth Lumber for several years, he also served as a Flagler County Sheriff’s Deputy and served as mayor of Bunnell for several terms over the years. In his later years he returned to his family’s roots in farming for Johnston Brothers Farms in Bunnell until his health forced him to retire. His memberships included The Iron Flats Hunting Club and a life-time member of the Masonic Lodge #200 where he served as a past Master. Brice was happiest in the woods hunting or just enjoying nature but his greatest love in life was being with his beloved family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Claudine in 1977, his father “Jack”, in 2001, great-granddaughter, Bridgette Marie Sheeler in 2011; sister, Phyllis Hirsch in 2013. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Judy; children, Dawn (Dwayne) Taylor, John (Marjorie) Hosford, Robin (Jerry) Bradshaw; grandchildren, Dillon (Amber), Samantha (Brad), Claudia, Brice, (McKala), Hope (Colton), Jennifer, Victoria, Sierra, Calli, Amber, Austin; great-grandchildren, Amilynn, Chloe, Harper; brother-in-law, Bernie Hirschi, James (Doris) Arp and many more loving relatives and friends. Donations in his memory may be made to the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.


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Steven Neely

December 5, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Judy and the family.
It seems like I knew Brice for most of my life.
We went to school together, and our children played together.
To use an old fashioned term "Brice was an honorable man".
His loss diminishes us all and he will be greatly missed.

Louie Steflik

December 4, 2019

It is with great sadness that Joy and I extend condolences to the Hosford family. When I retired from farming we spent summers in N.C. Brice would help me out at the entrance to Co. Rd. 45. He would never take money, I had to compensate other ways. If the world had more Brice Hodfords we would all be better off! God Bless Louie and Joy Steflik

zane kelley

December 4, 2019

Charlotte and I and the Kelley family extend our condolences to Brice's family and loved ones. I remember a very long time ago, 1980 to be exact, Brice invited me to do a ride along with him as he was a FCSO Deputy. That ride led to a long career for me in in the Sheriff's Office. He was a caring and dedicated man . RIP brother

Tommy Polk

December 3, 2019

Brice and I share many memories; football basketball cooking steaks in the morning and afternoons after practice at his house in haw creek. He will be missed.

Theresa Davis

December 3, 2019

I’m so so sorry for the Hosford family’s loss. Brice was a good honest man. Always a southern gentleman. His passing is a great loss to the Flagler County community and the Hosford family. May God grant Judy and family comfort and peace.

Mike Cook

December 3, 2019

So sorry to hear Brice passed away, we grew up together and graduated together from BHS, so many memories, condolences to Judy, hope we all meet again someday

Robin Hosford-Bradshaw

December 3, 2019

This is a great picture of Daddy doing what he loved when he worked at the farm.

Harry Kuleski Jr.

December 3, 2019

To Our Good Friend, Brice Hosford...
Dear Brice:
Erick and I extend our deepest sympathy to the Hosford family. It was fun growing up in Bunnell and having good friends. We all enjoyed playing football together and always knew someone had your back... Brice was one of those men. He will now start a new life in Heaven. Erick and I hope to see him there so we can break bread together once more. God Bless Brice and the Hosford Family.
Erick and Harry Kuleski (class of 63 & 64)

Mike & Karen Robinson

December 3, 2019

Brice will be greatly missed. My first memories of Brice were at church. May the family feel how much his friends loved him. With deepest sympathy.

Suzie Peterson

December 2, 2019

Am sending my sincere heartfelt hugs and love to you Judy and Brice's entire family. My prayers are that peace and comfort be given to you like no one but God can give. God bless you and keep you.
Suzie Peterson