US Army


William D. Hostetter, Jr.

August 17, 1942

William D. "Butch" Hostetter, 76, of Tower City, passed away Monday, February 18th at his home surrounded by his family after a very brief illness.

Born in Farner, TN, August 17, 1942, a son of the late William and Sophia Hostetter.

Butch was a United States Army Veteran.

He retired from Local Union 147, working in Tunnel Construction for over 40 years in New York City, fondly known as "Sandhogs".

He was of the Catholic Faith.

Butch enjoyed spending time with his family and riding one of his many Harley motorcycles he had over the years.  

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Nary Workman Hostetter; four children, Montey Hostetter and his wife Lucie, Gardiner, NY; Martin Hostetter and his wife Theresa of Ft. Gay, WV; Tammy Shockley, Waynesboro and Tonya Shockley and her husband Jeff, Tower City;  Six grandchildren, Bailie and Cameron Shockley; Randal and Heather Tomblin; Jared and Ashley Hostetter. Nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Joann and Kathy.

Memorial services with Military honors  will be held held Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City with Rev. Paul Rothermel. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the chapel. To send condolences to the family visit

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