OAKLAND, ME - Jeffrey Alan Hosea, 54, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Northern Light Inland Hospital in Waterville, ME. He was surrounded by close family and friends.\r\n\r\nJeff was born in Waterville, ME on December 8, 1964, the son of Lowell and Harriet (Sawtelle) Hosea. He attended Clinton Elementary and Tapley School through the 6th grade, and graduated from Temple Academy in 1983. He earned his Associate’s degree in automotive technology from Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute in 1986. \r\n\r\nJeff was a successful and thriving auto technician at Nault’s Honda in Manchester, New Hampshire, during which he met his future wife. He continued his career at Paul Blouin’s Honda in Augusta, Maine before transitioning to his current employer, Central Maine Toyota in Waterville, Maine. He strived for excellency in all he did, which was shown through his Master Technician Certification and Automotive Service Excellence awards, among many other performance awards. Jeff was a man of God, and attended Faith Evangelical Free Church and Kennebec Valley Baptist Church. \r\n\r\nFor many years Jeff’s hobbies included cycling, hiking, camping, eating, and enjoying quality time with friends and family. He was known for big spreads at barbecues, lobster bakes, fireworks displays on the 4th, and his weekend breakfast buffets. His relationships with others were known to be long lasting and full of humor, honesty, integrity, and love. His friends and family would describe him as kind, honest, respectful, forgiving, hardworking, and loving. On June 12, 1993, Jeff married Angela Buice at Calvary Temple Chapel, which his father had helped build. \r\n\r\nHe was predeceased by his father, Lowell Hosea; his paternal grandfather, Frank Hosea; and his maternal grandfather, Arthur Sawtelle. \r\n\r\nHe is survived by his mother, Harriet Hosea; his wife, Angela Hosea; his two children, Jessica and Travis Hosea; his siblings, Julie Gee, Lowell Hosea Jr., Tim Hosea, and Dennis Hosea; his nieces and nephews, Paul Gee, Heather Mclewin, Joshua Hosea, Christopher Hosea, Susan Brown, Megan Roy, Shannon Williford, Kayla Hosea, Dawna Sargent, and Debbie Sheridan; his best friend, Perry Sanborn and family; his second son, Daniel Turner; his Central Maine Motors family; and his biking and hiking partners, Micah Mills and Hannah Whitaker. \r\n\r\nVisiting hours will take place at Wheeler Funeral Home located at 26 Church Street, Oakland, Maine on Friday, January 11, 2019, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A celebration of his life will follow later in the spring. \r\n\r\nThe family would like to thank the Emergency Department staff at Northern Light Inland Hospital, the entire Central Maine Motors family, and extend gratitude for the love and support at the loss of our loved one.\r\n\r\nAn online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com\r\n\r\nArrangements are by Lawry Brothers-Wheeler Funeral & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland, ME.