Hosie Thomas Starr, Jr. departed this life on February 26, 2022 at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson, North Carolina after a brief illness. He entered through heaven’s gates at the blessed age of 97. He was the son of the late Hosie Thomas Starr, Sr. and the late Hazel Johnson Starr. Hosie was a lifelong resident of High Point, North Carolina; however, for the past four years, he resided with his loving children in Franklinton, North Carolina.
He was affectionately called “H.T.” Hosie was a graduate of William Penn High School in High Point. He served in the US Army during World War II and was honorably discharged February 17, 1946 after providing dedicated service. His military honors included the American Theater Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and a World War II Victory Medal.
He was a major contributor to the success of the High Point furniture industry as he worked for various furniture companies before retiring from Disque Furniture Company in High Point where he was employed as a supervisor in the shipping department. Hosie worked closely with his father as they serviced and repaired circulation for home heaters. Simple, easy, dependable, family-oriented, good-neighbor, and compassionate best describe his character.
He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Maggie LaRuth Starr; his parents Hosie and Hazel Starr; siblings Charles Starr, Melvin Starr, George Starr, and Louise Starr-Harrington.
He leaves to cherish precious, timeless memories his devoted son, Reverend Hosie T. Starr, III, and a caring and compassionate daughter-in-law, Reverend Gwendolyn Toone Starr of Franklinton, North Carolina; a nephew, Melvin (Nancy) Starr of Colorado Springs, Colorado, special children-friends Deacon Rodney (Janice), and Cole Baldwin of High Point along with a host of other family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be given at Graveside, on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Guilford Memorial Park 6000 Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, North Carolina. The service will began at 12 noon. The family will receive visitors and friends at funeral home on Friday evening from 5 to 7pm.
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