Timothy L. Hoskins

Timothy Lewis Hoskins, 60, of Parkville, MO, died January 21, 2021 at Hillview Nursing & Rehab, Platte City, MO after a long decline in health.  Born July 25, 1960 in Kansas City, KS to the late Aleene C. (Frazier) and Gaylon E. Hoskins Sr.  A graduate of Parkhill High School (1978) and of Missouri Western State University (1981). He is remembered for his athleticism, he was a tenacious wide receiver.  In 1991 he was inducted into the Missouri Western Football Hall of Fame.

Professionally, a social worker, he had various jobs, of note, he began his career at Boys Town USA, Omaha, NE, and later worked at the Full Employment Council of Kansas City. Personally, he was a lover of football and a loyal Chiefs fan. He was a gamer and enjoyed music, singing and creating his own synth tracks to support his vocals.

Tim had a laid-back attitude and light-hearted spirit.  Even through serious health difficulties his easy going personality shined through. He will be missed.

He is survived by his daughters, Danielle (Ben) Hornbeck, Kyla (Eliot Jones) and Mariah, three grandchildren, siblings Gaylon Jr.(Ellen), Robert (Carol Gold), Constance Friends, Jason, Keith (Lori) and several nieces and nephews.

A private service was held at Heartland Cremation and Burial.  To share memories of Tim please consider posting on Tim’s Memorial Board. Memorial contributions are welcome and can be made to Boys Town USA or American Stroke Association.

Visits: 2


  1. Gerald Friends on January 29, 2021 at 10:57 am

    To my good friend,
    I will always remember you as a great athlete, easy going spirit and always a kind heart. Always willing to help. Your smile, so special. I miss you man.
    Germane Friends

  2. Edith Caldwell on January 29, 2021 at 10:59 am

    I will always remember my nephew, God called you home to be with him. I must let you go but I will always love you.

  3. Marc Lewis on January 29, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Tim, thank you for being a friend, we had some good times in college that I will never forget. I’m so happy we were able to reconnect after all these years. God speed my friend, I’m sure you will be catching touchdowns in Heaven.

  4. Mike and Julie Middleton on January 29, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Our prayers are with Tim’s entire family. He was an accomplished man who was loved by so many. He is missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace, Tim.

  5. Marlye Wiggs Laub on January 29, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire Hoskins family. Tim was a friend in high school and college. So sorry for your lose.

  6. Terry Moore on January 29, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    My condolences to the Hoskins Family. I knew Tim as a very talented athlete and a great teammate. He was honest and humble. He made the rest of us a little better. May God bless you.

  7. David Bryan on January 29, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Tim’s personality exuded warmth and kindness, no matter what the circumstances. He was always happy to see a friend. In the 40-plus years that I knew him, I cannot remember a single instance where he got really angry with anyone. I suppose he might have, but I never saw it if he did. He will be greatly missed by many.

  8. Michael Morris on January 29, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    I was fortunate to have Tim in my life as both friend and teammate at Missouri Western State University. A finer human you won’t find. Rest in Peace my friend.

  9. Joe Vigliaturo on January 29, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Tim, you were a class act on and off the field. An exemplary Griffon in every way. You never met a stranger, were always kind, supportive and such an amazing pleasure to be around. Love ??, Joe Vig

  10. Fran Schwenk on January 29, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Our love to Tim and the Hoskins family. He made everyone around him a better person. The Schwenk Family.

  11. Roger Procter on January 29, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Tim , you were always good to me , and treated me well. The world is a lesser
    place without you.

  12. Darren Mankin on January 30, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    Tim, may you rest in peace. You were an amazing athelete and teammate, it was an honor to knowing you. Thanks for the memories and my condolences to your family.

  13. Alan Turner on January 30, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    GOD bless Tim and his grieving family. Tim was a great teammate and friend and will surely be missed. ??

  14. Alan Turner on January 30, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    GOD bless Tim and his grieving family. Tim was a great teammate and friend and will surely be missed.

  15. Catherine Friends on January 31, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Uncle Tim will be missed. He brought light and joy to my life. Sending deepest condolences to his loving siblings.

  16. Catherine Friends on January 31, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Uncle Tim will be missed. He brought light and joy to my life. Sending deepest condolences to his loving siblings and daughters.

  17. Dr. James E. Sanders on January 31, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Tim you were my first big time player that I got to come to MWSC. Watching you play was out of this world.I know you will be making big time catches in Heaven. Your days as a Griff will always be remembered. Praying for you and your family ?????

  18. Mike Taggart on February 2, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Tim was an Amazing gifted athlete but even more he was an amazing human being. Tim never had a bad thing to say about anyone he was always there to lift you up with his positive attitude. He was a great teammate and friend one of Missouri Westerns elite athletes for sure. Tim didn’t run on the field he glided on the field. We were all blessed to have known him and share the football field with him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hoskins family!

  19. Kim Hughes Perkins on February 3, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family in this time of bereavement. The Hughes Family

  20. Eric Bruder on February 3, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Tim was the player Rob Hicklin assigned to me on my recruiting visit to Western. His enthusiastic words and encouragement was one of the main reasons i went to Western. i met my wife of 33 years and have had a successful career as a result of that decision and Tims influence. God def has a special place for Tim in heaven. God bless you Tim.

  21. Roxanne Hoskins Frye on February 3, 2021 at 10:54 am

    On behalf of Frank Hoskins family we offer our deepest heartfelt love to his children and siblings as well as to all of the family. We love you Tim. Eric, Marie, and Roxanne send love to you all.

  22. mark mesmer on February 3, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Tim, what an honor and a privilage it was to suit up in the Black and Gold with you. it was a lot of fun watching you fly across the field, either on a catch, or a kick return to the house. memories I will cherish forever. love you Tim…R.I.P my friend!!!

  23. Colette Taylor on February 3, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    My cousin whom I will miss dearly thanks Tim for the childhood memories of coming to Parkville and having the best times ever!!! Rest in heaven! Love you.

  24. Lori Walker on February 5, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    I remember the last conversations we had when Uncle Gaylon was in the hospital. We would sit and talk for hours while visiting your dad. I remember your eyes and your gentle caring conversations. Cousin, you will be missed but our wonderful childhood memories will live forever. Thanks for being a wonderful cousin and friend!?

  25. Bill Grigsby on February 9, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Rest in peace, Tim. You had already left your mark on the world way back in high school. We shared a lot of games on the basketball court. For some reason I’m remembering a particularly goofy game day JH assembly and a hastily-prepared cheer, with skirts and pompons. I don’t know whether our tears were just from laughter or embarrassment, but the memory stuck. And you were as humble a human being as you were a gifted athlete. Full of grace, good humor, and an easy smile. I wish I had seen you in action as a social worker, I’m sure you brought the same decency and work ethic to your professional life. And what a proud daddy.

    My deepest condolences to Tim’s immediate family and the Hoskins Clan.

  26. Lenny Fodemski on April 14, 2021 at 7:19 pm


    You were an inspiration to me. Your athletic prowess was second to none and your humility was profound. You were the first unbelievably talented athlete that I had ever met. You made us all better and left an indelible mark on everyone who was fortunate enough to call you our friend.

    May you Rest In Peace, Tim. My prayers go out to you and your entire family.

    Lenny Fodemski

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