Recent Obituaries

R. Lou Hite


2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Grace United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

4:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Grace United Methodist Church

Hyndman, PA – R. Lou Hite, 80, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 27, 2016 at WMHS Regional Medical Center, surrounded in love by his family.

Born March 18, 1935 in Cumberland, MD; he was a son of the late Ralph and Ferba (Miller) Hite.  He was also preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Kenneth Dale Hite.

Survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy (Swartzwelder) Hite, whom he married Aug. 9, 1959; daughters, Dawn Wolford and husband John, LuAnne Kesecker all of Hyndman, grandchildren, Rhett Wolford and wife Lisa of Cumberland; Phoebe Rochelle Wolford, Garrett Shircliffe, Hayden Shircliffe and wife Haley, Leslie Wolford and Evan Shircliffe; a great granddaughter, Madisyn Shircliffe all of Hyndman; a brother, Eugene Hite of Hyndman, sisters, Mary Platt of Colorado Springs, CO, Eileen Douglas of Thomasville, NC and many special nieces and nephews.

Lou was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, he was a 56 year member of the Hyndman Masonic Lodge 589 F&AM, where he was Past Master, 55 year member of the Scottish Rite and the Ali Ghan Shrine Club where he served as President several times of the Past Masters unit, treasurer of the Campers Club, and member of the Directors Saff and Transportation Unit where he had transported many children and their families to the Shriner’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Past President of the Ali Ghan Shrine Board and Past Director of the Royal Order of Jesters Court 117. He was a former Scoutmaster of the Hyndman Boy Scouts and Past Trustee of the First United Methodist Church. He served in the US Army and the US Army Reserves.

Lou started playing baseball at a very early age. He played locally in the Tri-state area where he was known as Lefty Lou for his pitching and hitting. He played in the PennMar League and n the St. Louis Browns semipro team and farm team for the Baltimore Orioles. He also played in the Georgia Leagues and coached little league in the Hyndman Area.

He had worked in sales at Kelly Springfield Tire and Highland Tires, retiring in 2013, where he made many lifelong friends throughout PA, MD and WV. He enjoyed spending time with his family, picnics and attending his grandchildren’s many sporting events and activities.

Friends will be received at the Grace United Methodist Church, 222 Schellsburg Street, Hyndman on Saturday from 2 to 4 pm where a service will follow at 4 pm. A masonic service will be conducted at 3:30 and Ft. Bedford Honor Guard will present military honors.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Cure HHT, PO Box 329, Monkton, MD 21111.

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