December 1, 1952 - November 15, 2020
Roy Hosey, 67, of St. Petersburg passed away unexpectedly due to Covid-19 on Nov. 15, 2020. Born Dec. 1, 1952, to Amos and Arellia Hosey in Sharon, PA, he was the third of six children that they raised together. Roy attended South Water Elementary School and graduated from Sharon High School in 1974 and was a member of Ruth A.M.E. Zion Church. He went to Allegheny College for two years and had a brief career with the FBI in Pittsburgh. After marriage, he fathered two loving daughters and later moved to Arizona, to work in the fast-food management industry. With his second wife, he had a majestic son. As a boy, Roy loved to play in city streets with his two older siblings. The crew would often roughhouse and mimic characters from “The Little Rascals” TV show. In high school, he was a standout defensive end (6’4” and 275 pounds) for the mighty Sharon Tigers. One of his most notable plays was knocking out future NFL Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett from Hopewell High School in Aliquippa. Roy’s ultimate legacy comes from his artistic talent, handed down through the DNA of his creative father. Roy was multi-talented, in woodcarving, sculpture, drawing, macrame and knot-tying techniques. He became known as Stick Man for his unique, carved canes, made from natural tree branches. He moved from Phoenix to St. Petersburg in recent years to become the live-in caregiver for his father. That allowed him to reconnect with his younger brother and his family, enjoying life through cooking, catching sunrises on Tampa Bay and sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico. He is survived by his loving family, including his children, Danielle Hosey and Elisa Hosey of Youngstown, Ohio and Brandon Clark of Phoenix, AZ; siblings Diane M. Williams of Houston, TX, Kathy Hosey of St. Petersburg, Peggy S. (Don) Hosey of Atlanta, GA, Amos Hosey Jr. of Columbia, SC and Boyzell (Andrida) Hosey of St. Petersburg; along with many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Arellia Hosey. A public viewing will be held Friday, Nov. 20, from 5-7 PM at Sanchez Rehoboth Mortuary, 6501 25th Way South, St. Petersburg. www.sanchezrehobothmortuaryandcremationservices.com/ A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at 11 AM at Woodlawn Memory Gardens - Garden of Tranquility, 101 58th St. South in St. Petersburg. woodlawnmemorygardens.com/locations/ A livestream of the service can be viewed at: https://stpetebethel.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/bethelcommunitybaptist Charitable contributions can be given to Suncoast Hospice Foundation at suncoasthospicefoundation.org/donations/ Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sanchez Rehoboth Mortuary sanchezrehobothmortuaryandcremationservices.com/obituaries/. Online condolences may be shared on the website.
Roy Hosey, 67, of St. Petersburg passed away unexpectedly due to Covid-19 on Nov. 15, 2020. Born Dec. 1, 1952, to Amos and Arellia Hosey in Sharon, PA, he was the third of six children that they raised together. Roy attended South Water Elementary... View Obituary & Service Information
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