Richard A. Hosgood, 68, of Sunrise Beach died March 2nd, 2018, after a short illness.
Born August 7th, 1949 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Richard A. Hosgood, 68, of Sunrise Beach died March 2nd, 2018, after a short illness.

Born August 7th, 1949 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

He graduated from Crossland High School in Temple Hills, Maryland. In 1968 he enlisted in the Army and after 3 years he transferred to the Navy, where he served his country with distinction for 20 more years. He was an Aviation Electronics Technician where he calibrated flight instruments for anything that flew from the carriers or air bases that he was assigned. He retired after a tour as an instructor of Aviation Electronics from Air Base North Island at San Diego, California.

Upon retirement he intended to see the country before settling back home in Maryland. His cross country odyssey eventually lead him to Camden County Missouri, where he decided to end his quest for the perfect retirement location.

He graduated from Columbia College Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He volunteered at the Camdenton Library as well as the Library in Sunrise Beach. He was a member of the local Amateur Radio Club. Mostly he enjoyed his coffee group at McDonalds.

He is preceded in death by his parents Leroy and Regina Pauline Hosgood as well as stepmother Mary Louise Hosgood. He is survived by his brother Leroy and wife Ruth Hosgood of Millington, Maryland and sister Patricia Hosgood Lleras and husband Jaime Lleras of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Also Auntie Florence Davis of Palm Springs, California, as well as cousins, nieces & nephews, great nieces and nephews, and 2 great great nephews. Last but not least his 3 cats, Rusty, Loogie and Thomas D. Cat.

He will be buried at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, Maryland.

The family request that expression of sympathy be in the form of donations to the Ronald McDonald House, any animal rescue and especially the Library of your choice.

There will be a Celebration of Life to be held in Camdenton, Missouri to be announced in the near future.