Mr. Evert Eugene Bostic, age 83, of the Belfast section of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, passed away Saturday (August 3, 2019) at his home. Born October 18, 1935 in Buchanan County, Virginia, he was a son of the late Edd and Mary Osborne Bostic. A lifelong resident of the southwest Virginia, he had spent many years in the Council, Virginia area before retiring to Belfast. A retired coal miner, he had formerly been employed for over thirty years with Island Creek Coal Company and was a proud member of the UMWA Local #1374. A devoted Christian of the Pentecostal faith, he enjoyed attending different area church and gospel singings, worshiping and praising God with family and friends. Having a heart for travel, he loved to visit new places, with his favorite being Niagara Falls and the beach, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Curtis Bostic, Henry Bostic, Dewey Bostic, Ervin Bostic, and Ellis Bostic, and three sisters, Grace Keen, Velva Wilson, and Thelma Rasnake.
Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-one years, Wanda Bostic of the home; one daughter, Audrey Nichols and husband, Nick of Honaker; one son, Marty Bostic and wife, Sally of Rosedale; granddaughter, Jenna Nichols Crouse and husband, Chris of Christiansburg; two grandsons, Aaron Bostic and wife, Marissa of Lebanon and Justin Nichols and wife, Shannon of Wytheville, and one step-grandson, Preston Compton of Blountville, Tennessee; ten great-grandchildren, special great-granddaughter, Kaylee Bostic, Savannah Shaver, Grady Shaver, Keyser Crouse, Paige Crouse, Aeris Crouse, Jovie Crouse, Bradren Crouse, Dominic Crouse, and Draven Crouse; three brothers, Claude Bostic of Honaker, Herman Bostic and wife, Loretta of Davenport, and Jessee Bostic and wife, Linda of Council; four sisters, Ida Belle Wilson, Angie Combs, and Letha Wilson all of Council, and Beulah Ball of Honaker; many nieces, nephews, and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Monday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Pastor John Muncy officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday in Ketron Memorial Gardens at Lebanon, Virginia with Rev. Edward Tiller officiating. UMWA honors will be conducted by UMWA Sub 28 Chaplain Corps at the graveside service.
Pallbearer will be Aaron Bostic, Justin Nichols, Chris Crouse, Preston Compton, Scott Looney, Mike Plaster, and Mickey Hale.
Honorary pallbearer will be Jack Brown.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 PM until the funeral hour.