Emil Joseph Jost

December 22, 1933October 11, 2020

Emil Joseph Jost, 86, was called home to Heaven on Sunday, October 11, 2020, surrounded by his family.

Emil was born December 22, 1933 in Rowena, Texas to John and Gertrude Jost. Emil graduated from San Angelo High School in 1952. He married Dorothy Hohensee on April 19, 1958.

The two shared 60 wonderful years together before Dorothy's passing in 2018. Emil was an active member, lector, and Eucharistic Minister of Holy Angels Catholic Church. Emil played minor league baseball and enjoyed coaching his children's baseball teams. He worked 36 years at the US Postal Service as a Letter Carrier. After retiring, Emil filled his time with golf, woodworking, and attending grandchildren and great-grandchildren's activities. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Dorothy; granddaughter, Taryn; a sister; and 7 half-siblings.

He is survived by his children, son, Gary Jost; daughter, Laren Green and husband Wes; daughter, Sandy Spann and husband George; son, Tony Jost and wife Tammie; son, Jeffrey Jost and wife Missie. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brian, Tessa, Matt, Stacey, Jared, Heath, Hunter, Halle, Taylor, Jake, and Justin and great grandchildren, Jaxon, Shaylie, Colton, Paisley, Jenay, Tanner, Alex, Cole, Chase, Charlotte, Aria, and Autumn.

Additional survivors include his brother, John Jost; sisters, Julia McNamara, Elizabeth Gilbert, Wilma Jean-Carter, and half-sister, Pauline Kolster, as well as many other relatives and friends.

A Rosary and Mass will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 16, 2020 at Holy Angels Catholic Church with inurnment to follow at Holy Angels Columbarium. Services are open to all family and friends, but masks are required. For those who cannot attend the service, a livestream will be available at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, Meals for the Elderly of San Angelo, The Crest, or an Alzheimer's or Cancer Research Center of your choosing.

The Jost family would also like to acknowledge and thank the devoted staff of The Crest, Dr. Viki Forlano, and Kindred Hospice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Jost family.


  • John and Gertrude Jost, Parents (deceased)
  • Dorothy Jost, Wife (deceased)
  • Taryn, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Gary Jost, Son
  • Laren Green and husband Wes, Daughter
  • Sandy Spann and husband George, Daughter
  • Tony Jost and wife Tammie, Son
  • Jeffrey Jost and wife Missie, Son
  • Brian, Grandchild
  • Tessa, Grandchild
  • Matt, Grandchild
  • Stacey, Grandchild
  • Jared, Grandchild
  • Heath, Grandchild
  • Hunter, Grandchild
  • Halle, Grandchild
  • Taylor, Grandchild
  • Jake, Grandchild
  • Justin, Grandchild
  • Jaxon, Great Grandchild
  • Shaylie, Great Grandchild
  • Colton, Great Grandchild
  • Paisley, Great Grandchild
  • Jenay, Great Grandchild
  • Tanner, Great Grandchild
  • Alex, Great Grandchild
  • Cole, Great Grandchild
  • Chase, Great Grandchild
  • Charlotte, Great Grandchild
  • Aria, Great Grandchild
  • Autumn, Great Grandchild
  • John Jost, Brother
  • Julia McNamara, Sister
  • Elizabeth Gilbert, Sister
  • Wilma Jean-Carter, Sister
  • Pauline Kolster, Half-Sister
  • Emil is also preceded in death by a sister and 7 half-siblings.

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Linda Reeh

October 18, 2020

I will remember Emil as a faithful Catholic man. I got to know him a bit as an attendee at morning Mass at Holy Angels. Our group missed him when he could no longer attend. He was a good man. Condolences to you, Laryn & to the whole family. RIP Emil.

Bobby and Susan Dismuke

October 16, 2020

I met Mr. Jost and Ms. Dorothy 10 years ago at Matt and Rebecca's wedding.He was so very kind and friendly as was she.They were smiling and talking with their friend Bill and his wife. They did their best to put us at ease.I never saw him that he wasn't smiling and gracious. I have always thought him extremely kind and with a good soul.You could always see the love he had for his family and wife.He was always attentive to her.
I can't think of a better legacy to leave his children,grandchildren and great grands than how to love.
May he rest in peace .
Susan Dismuke

Charles "Bubba" Bryce

October 16, 2020

I am proud to say I knew Emil for the better part of five decades. I'll always treasure his friendship to our family and it comforts me that he's in his Heavenly Kingdom now with his wife, Dorothy, and my mother and father.
They don't make them any better than Emil Jost! If everyone was like him, the world would be a much better place.
Thank you Emil for being the kind-hearted soul that you were. I'll always remember my childhood years of playing baseball either on the same team or against the team that Emil was coaching.
You also delivered our mail for many, many years and I'll always remember the big smile on your face.
I know it's an even bigger smile now!
Rest in peace my dear friend until we meet again. My prayers go out to all of your family.

Robert & Mary Ann Grams

October 16, 2020

As we watched the service on line , we couldn’t help but to look for Emil as he was always taking care of things. Mary Ann and I always enjoyed the company of Dorothy and Emil whenever we came to San Angelo. Now they are taking care of whatever needs to be done in heaven. Our prayers will remain with them and theirs.
Robert and Mary Ann Grams

Rick Huckabee

October 16, 2020

Not a day goes by that I don't look across the street and think of Emil and Dorothy. They lived their faith and it shone through them. I will never forget their kindnesses. Emil was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Love and respect from the Huckabees to the Josts.

Rick Huckabee

Kathy Munoz

October 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.
Kathy Munoz

Steve and Glenda Simmons

October 16, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your faith and fond memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. -Steve and Glenda Simmons

Elizabeth and JD Adkins

October 15, 2020

Our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt sympathy go out to each of you as you grieve your father's passing. May you find strength in your faith and comfort in the love and prayers that those around you are pouring out to and for you.

Laren, for you our hearts are especially heavy since we have been blessed to have you as a friend and have personally known how close you have always been to your father, as well as your mother. Please let us know if there is anything - and we mean anything at all - that we can do to help.

With sorrow and prayers,
Elizabeth and JD

Patricia Decker

October 15, 2020

Condolences to your family—fondly remembering Emil &Dorothy at Holy Angels & school days ‘ back in the day ‘ ! Keeping all in our thoughts & prayers ❤️
Mike & Patti Decker

Stephanie Socha

October 15, 2020

Your dear father was a “regular” at daily mass. He was a wonderful reader of God’s word for our masses. Emil was a kind Catholic man who graced our gatherings. He will be fondly remembered and missed.
Our sincere sympathies,
Stephanie and Larry Socha


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