Mr. Melvin Hosey, age 89, of Coopersville (formerly of Vermontville) passed away Friday, January 25th, 2019 at Metron of Lamont, , MI.
Melvin was born at home in Vermontville, MI on December 8, 1929, the son of the late Melvin and Mary (Halsey) Hosey. He was raised in the Vermontville area and attended local schools. On November 1, 1949 Melvin joined the United State Navy and completed his education during his active duty. While serving his country Melvin received the National Defense Medal, and was trained in Submarine Operations.
Melvin was married to Norma Jean (Parisian) Hosey on May 4, 1954. They made their home together on their Vermontville farm raising their two dauthers and 3 sons. After Norma passed away in 1985, Melvin was married to Harlean (Purdy) Hosey. Melvin & Harlean made their home together in the coopersville as Melvin worked as a machine repairman for General Motors in Grand Rapids. The couple has celebrated of 30 years of marriage.
Melvin loved being outdoors during the summer months fishing, camping and hunting. He also enjoy spending time tending to his family farm in Vermontville, where over the years he as raised cattle, pigs, horse,s sheep, geese, and even turkeys, Each year the family looked forward to their annual camping trip to Canada with close family friends the Powers' and the Fausts'. Melvin had a keen sense of adventure participating in skydiving, and several trips with the family to Cedar Point,
Melvin is survived by his beloved wife Harlean three daughters, Laurie Etson, Teresa (Terry) Samann, Yvonne Kill, his sons, William (Sandra ) Hosey, Melvin Hosey III, Philip (Katrina) Hosey, three sisters, Ardella Hall, Wilma Powers, MaryLou Fost, brother, William Hosey,11 grandchildren 14 great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his sister Audra Reynolds, and brother Roger Hosey
Funeral Services will be held at The Daniels Funeral Home, Nashville, MI, at 1 PM on Thursday, January 31st, with Pastor Joe Benedict officiating.
The family will receive visitors two hours prior to the funeral service on Thursday beginning at 11 AM at The Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville.
There will a time of fellowship and luncheon immediately following the funeral service at the Vermontville Bible Church in Vermontville, MI.
Memorial contributions can be made to the family of Melvin Hosey.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville. For further details please visit our website at www.danielsfuneralhome.net