Obituary of Victor Bautista Sosa
Master Sergeant Victor Bautista Sosa, Retired, 90, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday January 16th, 2021.
He was born on February 12, 1930 in Orange Grove, Texas to the late Alonzo Sosa and the late Angelita Bautista.
He served in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne 504th PIR, from September 1948 through August 1971.
He was a charter member of the Ben Vandervoort All Airborne Chapter in Hilton Head, SC.
During his service to his country he received many recognitions some of which were - Expert Infantryman Badge 1954 & 1969, Special Forces Aidman, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster National Defense Medal 1966, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal & his 5th Good Conduct Medal 1969, and the Bronze Star Medal 1971.
After serving his country, he was employed with Richland Memorial Hospital from 1972 to 1992 and retired as the Procurement Services Dept. Material Manager.
On December 2, 1950, he married Fannie until her passing on July 1, 2019.
He was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church.
Victor is survived by five sisters, Guadalupe Sanmiguel, Zenaida Medina, Alice Sasueda, Lucy Walser and Josie Walser and one brother Fred Rangel; two sons, Randy Sosa (Donna) and Mark Sosa (Jeannie) both of West Columbia, SC and two daughters, Vicky Adams (Mike) of Hopkins, SC and Kim Roland (Eric) of Lexington, SC; six grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Thompson Funeral Home 845 Leesburg Road in Columbia, SC on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 12-1pm. Funeral services will be at 1pm at the Chapel. Burial will be immediately following in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Donations can be made to the building fund or budget for Lebanon United Methodist Church 10220 Garners Ferry Rd. Eastover, SC 29044.
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