Thomas  Hively

Thomas Berman "Tom" Hively

Sunday, April 1st, 1934 - Saturday, November 16th, 2019
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Thomas Berman “Tom” Hively, 85 of Chesapeake went home to be with the Lord on Saturday November 16, 2019 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston due to complications from heart bypass surgery.

Tom was born April 1, 1934 in Kayford to the late Robert Edward and Kate Ferrell Hively. He was employed as an electrician for Bethlehem Steel and later became a maintenance superintendent at Imperial Colliery, Paint Creek. He was a Member of UMWA.

He was a 1952 graduate of East Bank High School and was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and member of the Chesapeake VFW. He was a faithful member of The First Baptist Church of Chesapeake where he served as a Sunday school teacher, treasurer and deacon. Tom served on the Chesapeake City Council for several terms and served as a doorman for the West Virginia State Legislature. He was a member of Chelyan Masonic Lodge #158 A.F. and A.M. and the Order of the Scottish Rite. He loved spending time at his camp on the Greenbrier River in Seebert where he truly enjoyed the beauty of nature. Tom was a wonderful loving husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving Are:

His dear wife of 57 years: Cheryl Ann France Hively of Chesapeake,

Sons: Thomas Berman (Donna) Hively II of Chesapeake,
Brett Jason (Amy) Hively of Charlotte, NC,
Matthew Eric (Stacie) Hively of Chesapeake and

Sister: Charline Nelson of Glasgow.

Tom and Cheryl have 8 beautiful grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday November 20, 2019 at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet with Rev. Don Toler officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Chesapeake First Baptist Church 24-130th St. Chesapeake, WV 25315 and condolences may be sent to the family at
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Leonard Johnson Funeral Home
    8706 California Ave.
    MARMET, WV 25315
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 1:00pm
    Leonard Johnson Funeral Home
    8706 California Ave.
    MARMET, WV 25315
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Don Toler
  • Interment

    Montgomery Memorial Park


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David R. DuVall

Posted at 09:56pm
Surely, Tom's passing will leave a big void in life as we know it but be assured he will be meeting with FAMILY and many friends plus All of his BROTHERS who have gone before to the mansion on high not built by man for his just rewards. SO MOTE IT BE

Craig Fontalbert

Posted at 02:33pm
Love & Prayers for this fine man & his family .
I will always remember him ,quick witted strong & fair ...

WBR Utilities

Posted at 01:31pm
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Linda M Painter

Posted at 11:13am
Sorry for you loss, your parents spent lots of time with our parents. Linda Kessler Painter

Jimmy Lavender

Posted at 10:31am
Our prayers and thoughts are with you
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