Rex Ford Hoskins, 92, of Walkerton, died Monday, August 18, 2014.
Born in Leslie County, Ky, he studied at East Kentucky State Teachers College and the Lexington Signal Corps School. In World War II, Mr. Hoskins served in the Detached 2nd Signal Service Battalion of the U.S. Army, stationed first at Vint Hill Farms Station near Warrenton, then in Africa.
He joined the Virginia State Police in 1951, in the early years covering Fauquier, Culpeper and Loudoun counties with only two other troopers. He moved around the state, becoming an Investigator based in Richmond and finally retiring as captain and commander of the Criminal Intelligence Unit in 1979.
Mr. Hoskins loved to play the guitar from an early age and enjoyed listening to his favorite country swing artists. In retirement, he became an avid golfer, enjoying close friendships with fellow golfers both in Fauquier County and around his last home in King and Queen County. His favorite entertainment was family gatherings.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, June Morgan Hoskins; two sons, Roger G. Hoskins of Tappahannock and Jeffrey M. Hoskins and wife Carolyn of Aylett; a daughter, Sue H. Kellon and husband Robert Lee of Warrenton; two grandchildren, Eric Kellon and Delanie Kellon; three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Vivien Reinhardt of Peewee Valley, Ky., and Rosalie Hensley of Corbin, Ky.
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