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Ray Franklin Hose

August 11, 1941 — May 25, 2022

Ray Franklin Hose, age 80 of Lee Street, Moorefield, WV, passed away Wednesday evening, May 25, 2022 at the Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, WV. Born on August 11, 1941 in the Trough near Romney, WV, he was a son of the late Frank James Hose and Lola Marie Malcolm Hose. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Ray played men’s slow pitch softball well into his 40’s and was known for being able to hit a softball out of any park in the Tri State area. He played with the Crites Town boys for Riggleman’s Grocery and was a member of the 1981 WV Slow Pitch State Champion Team.  He enjoyed watching wrestling on TV, hunting, fishing, being with his family and watching his grandchildren’s numerous sporting events.  He enjoyed daily visits to Vetter’s Mini Mart for his morning coffee and could be found socializing every Wednesday at the South Branch Stockyards. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Surviving is a daughter, Kimberly R. Linville and husband, Eric of Moorefield, WV; a son, Scott M. Vetter and wife, Sharon of Stafford, VA; two brothers; Marston Hose of Palo Pinto, TX and Curtis Hose of Winchester, VA, two sisters; Juanita Graham of Moorefield, WV and Edna Stone of Romney, WV, six grandchildren; Brock and Bella Linville and Vincent Cyrus of Moorefield WV and Michael, Matthew and Jessica Vetter of Stafford, VA, close friends; Buckshot Kidwell and the Lee Street Apartment gang and numerous nieces and nephews.  

A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Washington Street with Pastor Wade Armentrout officiant. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until time of services. Due to the current COVID-19 recommendations, wearing of masks and social distancing by individuals unvaccinated is recommended.

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