James Dean Hostetter

James Dean Hostetter #860
Chattanooga Police Department

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James Dean Hostetter, 51 of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.  He was a native of Bluffton, Ind., and had lived in Chattanooga since 1977.  James was a member of Grace Baptist Church.  He had worked security for Silverdale Baptist Church for over nine years and at Grace Baptist Church this past year.  James was a 15 year veteran with the Chattanooga Police Department, serving as a Property Crimes Investigator.  He was a Hunter Safety Course Instructor, member of the NRA and an avid marksman. 

Survivors include his wife, Martha Wisner Hostetter; son, James Andrew Hostetter, Chattanooga; daughter, Marie Ann Hostetter, Wilmington, N.C.; parents, James E. Hostetter and Judi Roeback Hostetter; sisters, Debbie Richard, Centerville, Tenn., and Beth McVicker, Chattanooga. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Grace Baptist Church with Dr. Steve Euler and Rev. Harris Stuermer officiating.  Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East with full Police Honors.  Honorary Pallbearers will be members of various Law Enforcement Agencies.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Bibles for Iran, c/o Grace Baptist Church, 7185 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421 or the Jim Hostetter Memorial Fund, c/o Martha Hostetter, at Tennessee Valley Credit Union.  Visit http://www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.  The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, Dec. 26, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

2 Responses to James Dean Hostetter

  1. Ms. Terry M. Smith says:

    My condolences go out to The Hostetter family. Det. Hostetter was a wonderful person I met here at the CPD back around 1995. He was so nice and helpful, would bend over backwards just to assist you in completing any job assignment if he could, especially if it dealt with a property crime. He really loved the investigation side of policing 🙂 He will be truly missed here at the CPD.

    May God bless and keep this family is my prayer; Until we meet again Det. !

  2. Mark Pollard says:

    The pictures are awesome. “Hos” was a good man. He will be missed.

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