Charles Lee Hively, 86, Gallipolis, Ohio went home to be with the Lord Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Holzer Senior Care Nursing Facility, Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born April 17, 1932 in Gallia County, son of the late Lee and Sarah Marie (Beck) Hively. Charles was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from Kyger Creek Power Plant, Cheshire, Ohio at the age of sixty. He was in the ministry and a member of the Old Kyger Free Will Baptist Church, Cheshire, Ohio. His many hobbies included farming, playing with his dog, Max, his Model A car and being a member of the Model A Car Club.
Charles married his wife of sixty-three years, Wanda Lou (Shaver) Hively, June 4, 1955, who survives with their daughters: Sharon (Johnny) Sanders, Charlene (Carlton) Stroop and Doris (Mark) Irwin; grandchildren: Travis Sanders, Chris Stroop, Devon Stroop, Matt Irwin, Jamie Irwin and Amy Irwin Jackson as well as great-grandchildren Trinity Sanders, Braylan Stroop, Kayla Irwin, Olivia Jackson, Tobias Jackson and Elizabeth Stroop. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his brothers: Edward (Shelah) Hively, Maurice (Florida) Hively, Walter (Margaret) Hively, Marlin Hively, Danny (Ruth) Hively and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Hively and sister, Marietta Burger.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Monday, October 29, 2018 in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, Ohio with Pastor Sam Carman and Rev. Alfred Holley, officiates. Burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park with Military Graveside Rites to be conducted by Vinton American Legion Post #161. Friends and family may call at the funeral home Monday 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.
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