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Edsel M. Hosaflook

December 18, 1932 — January 5, 2024


Edsel M. Hosaflook


Edsel Meryl Hosaflook, 91, a beloved friend to many, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2024 at The Phoenix at Harrisonburg.

He was born on December 18, 1932, in Linville, Rockingham County, to the late Meryl Hammrick and Addie Frances Loker Hosaflook.

During his early years, Edsel pursued his education at Linville Edom High School and proudly graduated as part of the Class of 1950.

Edsel's passion for driving spanned his entire life. For 30 years, he served as a dedicated driver for Smith Transfer, handling various kinds of transportation tasks with utmost professionalism. Those who knew him admired his commitment and work ethic. Edsel's career was not merely a job; it was an integral part of his identity.

Edsel served valiantly in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. His role involved driving trucks of many sizes, contributing to the success of military operations. Edsel's service reflected his unwavering commitment to his country, and he will forever be remembered as a patriotic individual.

Beyond driving, Edsel had a diverse range of interests and hobbies that enriched his life.  He was a dedicated member of the Teamsters Union and found true tranquility while fishing or spending time on boats. He also had a true passion for motorcycles.

Edsel is survived by his sister, Marlene Bertie Hosaflook Wine, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Edsel had a special place in his heart for Tammy Williams, Harold and Libby Clifton, and Lisa Roche, his goddaughter. Their friendship meant the world to him, bringing him comfort and joy throughout the years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mayme "Betty" Estel May Hosaflook; his brother, Kenneth Francis Hosaflook; and a cousin, Harold Hosaflook.

A graveside service to honor Edsel's memory will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Oak Lawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens in Staunton with Pastor David Burrell officiating.

In his years with us, Edsel touched the lives of many, leaving behind a legacy of dedication, loyalty, and kindness. He will forever be remembered for his unwavering work ethic, his love for driving, and his unyielding commitment to those around him.

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

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