NILES, Ohio – John Russell Hosey, 50, of Niles, Ohio died following a courageous battle with cancer Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
He was born January 14, 1966, in Warren, OH, the son of the late Billy L. and Carolyn Ruth (Davis) Hosey.
He married the former Nancy Collins on September 19, 1996. They have shared 19 wonderful years of marriage.
John was a 1984 graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School, and was employed as a truck driver with Fed Ex Freight for 22 years. He enjoyed watching his children play in their sporting events and was their mentor. He loved to watch basketball and as a past-time he liked working on cars, specifically GTO’s, and drag racing.
John’s memory will be carried on by his loving wife, Nancy E. Hosey of Niles, OH; daughter, Cari Hosey, sons, Jeffrey Hosey and Kenneth Hosey all of Niles, OH; sisters, JoNell (Dan) Delaney of Akron, OH, Jane (Arthur) Eaton of Cortland, OH, Sarah (John) Armstrong of Exeter, NH, Jill (Fred) Magargee of Greenville, PA and Janet Crawford of Champion, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, James Jeffrey Hosey.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.
Friends may call from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna, OH.
The family requests that material contributions be made to American Cancer Society-Mahoning Valley Unit 525 North Broad St. Canfield, OH 44406, in his memory.
A television tribute will air Thursday, August 11 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m and 8:59 p.m. Bounce TV, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 10:37 p.m. FOX