A former Grantsville mayor and Calhoun Director of Emergency Services died September 2nd at age 91.

Ernest F. Hosey, of Lawnview Drive, Morgantown, and a former resident of Grantsville, died peacefully at his home.

Hosey served his country during World War II in the 1st Armored Division and saw action in North Africa, Italy, France, Germany and Austria.

He returned home to work for the Monongahelia Power Co. and subsequently retired after 30 years of service. He was a very active member of his community, serving as the town Santa Claus for many years in Morgantown and Grantsville.

He was a member of the Morgantown and Grantsville Lions Club, and was a lifetime member of the Morgantown VFW. He was a former member of Riverside Methodist Church, Westover, and a current member of Knotts Memorial UMC, Grantsville.

A funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with Pastors Carroll McCauley and Tim Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Betts Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the McCulla Funeral Home in Morgantown and from 11 a.m. until the noon funeral service Tuesday at the Stump Funeral Home.

Serving as pall bearers will be his grandchildren, Bryan Maust, Chip Maust, Ashley Hagar, John Conte, Josh Hosey and Caleb Hosey.

Hosey was born Nov. 10, 1914, in Calhoun County, son of the late Charles F. and Etta J. (Farrell) Hosey.

He was the beloved husband of Bertha J. (Brookover) Hosey for 66 years; devoted father of Ernestine Maust (Lee) of Rockville, Md., Jeanne Conte of Morgantown and Fred Hosey (Karen) of Morgantown; grandfather of Bryan Lee (Gaye), and Charles Kirby (Lisa) Maust, John Mitchell (Kelley) Conte, Ashley Hosey (Ryan) Hager and Joshua and Caleb Hosey; great-grandfather of Olivia Joy, Maxwell Charles and Isabella Rose Maust, and Kayden Brooke Hosey.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Joyce Hosey Ward in 1990; brothers, Rome, Harry, Harley, Wade, Shirley, Hale; and sisters, Ruth Prunty and Retta Heiney.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to TLC Hospice, 246 Cheat Rd., Suite 2, Morgantown, WV 26508 or Knotts Memorial UMC, Main St., Grantsville, WV 26501.