Thursday, April 24, 2014
Rev. Zeke Hoskins Passes Away
He evangelized all across the country for 26 years as well as pastoring 4 churches. Rev. Hoskins also sang as well as preached and was strong in his bluegrass roots. The Gospel group, The Country Gospel Aires, was founded by Rev. Hoskins. He traveled with his sons Rick and Mike Hoskins around the nation.
Rev. Hoskins was truly the inspiration for the Hoskins Family we have on the Southern Gospel trails today. He put God and his faith above everything.
His Obituary follows:
HOSKINS, Rev. Zeke age 86 of Middletown passed away Fri. April 18, 2014. Zeke was a lifelong minister in various churches in the area. He spent his years preaching the gospel and enjoying music, boating, fishing, and hunting. He was also a former superintendent at Walnut Grove Country Club. He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah in 1998; one son Mike Hoskins; two daughters Vanessa Romine and Lolanda Chasteen; three grandchildren David Hoskins, Ricky Johnson, and Lonnie Johnson; two great grandchildren Shelby Lynn Hoskins and Lillian Hope Topping; one brother Ruey Hoskins; and two sisters Ruby Landrum and Mary Couch. He is survived by two sons Rick (Reva) Hoskins and John (Karen) Hoskins, two daughters Pamela Johnson and Patricia (Eric) Hansen, 19 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, one brother Hilery (Louise) Hoskins, and two sisters Wanda Mae Moore and Elsie (Coleman) Couch. Funeral services 11 AM Wed. April 23 at Victory Tabernacle, Franklin. Rev. Todd Willman officiating. Burial will be in Miami Cemetery, Corwin. The family will receive friends 5-8 PM Tues. at the church. Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home, Waynesville is serving the family. Condolences at www.stubbsconner.com.
You can learn more about the Hoskins Family at http://www.hoskinsworld.com.
About The Hoskins Family
God, who is the giver of all gifts and abilities, equips individuals with talent and places within them the desire to use that talent for him. Through prayer, trusting God and obedience to His will, those desires are fulfilled and the results are immeasurable. Abby, Angie, Reva, Rick and Ricky, collectively known as the Hoskins Family, are seeing those results as God takes their ministry to new heights every day.
The Hoskins Family is made up of Angie (Hoskins) Aldridge, Reva Hoskins, Abby Aldridge, Ricky Hoskins and Rick Smith.
The Hoskins Family’s first top 40 song, taken from the project of the same name, was a special one to their family. “Mission Of Love” was written by Angie (Hoskins) Aldridge for her grandfather, who was also her pastor. In fact Ricky, Reva and Angie’s ministry was solely committed to their home church until Reva’s father’s retirement from pastoral ministry. It was then that The Hoskins Family felt God called them to a different venture.
“Help Me Stand,” The Hoskins Family’s follow-up single to “Mission Of Love” proved to be their first top 20 hit, reassuring them that they were headed in the right direction. Within 1 1⁄2 years The Hoskins Family had their first top 5 hit with “Joyful Morning,” from their “Hope” project. This was followed by the top 10 hit “I Wouldn’t Trade One Minute Of It.”
“Safe Thus Far” just might be the definitive recording that all their others are compared to. The Daywind project contains songs from some of today’s premier writers and is definitely a “Must Have” album. The first release from this album proved to be their first #1 song. This album was nominated for six Dove Awards.