James Timothy Hosel

LTC(R) James Timothy Hosel, 79, passed away on January 10, 2023 in Seabrook, Texas.  He was born on December 22, 1943 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts to William and Kathryn Hosel. James is survived by his wife, Cheryl Hosel and sons, Chad Hosel, LTC(R) Don and Julie Sullivan, and Wesley and Maggie Sullivan, 10 grandchildren, Scotty, Kimberlee, Cale, Cameron, Cathan, Havan, Avah, Aliciam, Malaina, and Jac; 5 great grandchildren, Kamden, Sawyer, Averie Liegh, Adeline, Dax, Samson, and Kane, and numerous family members and friends.

When his nation called he answered by joining the U.S. Army in 1960 and served two tours in Vietnam.  Jim served honorably for 32 years, serving as an enlisted Infantryman and later commissioned as an Infantry Officer and earned the US Army Green Beret, serving with 5th Group Special Forces, the 82nd Airborne and 101st Airborne Divisions.  After retirement from the US Army, Jim worked as a senior sales representative and consultant with a number of security firms.  He had a passion for family, cigars and Jack Daniels and Service Members.  James was known to pick up the tab for service members or have a nice bottle of champagne sent to their hotel room.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, 14 January 2023 at 2 pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 East Medical Center Blvd., Webster, Texas 77598.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in James’ memory may do so to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation at specialops.org.


  1. My condolences to the Hosel Family. I always enjoyed catching up with Jim. We had some things in common: both from Massachusetts, Army veterans, and security consulting. We played golf now and then – but I think that Jim just invited me because I was the only one he could beat! My God bless you, Jim!

    Jack Whalen
  2. Sending thoughts and prayers to the Hosel family. What a career in the Army such pride for his Country. May Jim Rest In Peace.


    Pamela Mittlesteadt
  3. Sherryrae and I send our heart felt condolences and prayers for the family

    Steve McMurrey
  4. I am very sorry to see that Jim has passed. I always enjoyed the time that we spent together. He will be missed by many.

    Ed Poole
  5. Love and extended prayers to the family.

    Paula Hosel
  6. We will always remember and love you.

    Renae and Bill Lightfoot
  7. Deepest sympathy to Cheryl and the family, with love Sharon & Dave(Scotland).

    Dave Barker
  8. Our thoughts are with you all today and hope you find comfort and peace in the memories you have.
    “The lord is close to the broken-hearted;”. Psalm 34:18

    Jennifer & Tom Reid
  9. They don’t make men like Jim Hosel anymore. He was a great Husband, Dad, Colleague and Hero,

    He was loved and will be missed by many. Praying for Jim and the Hosel family

    Jack Serpas

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