Don Rolston Hively, age 87, of Dunmore, passed away peacefully and comfortably Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following a farming accident and complications suffered thereafter.
Born in the Hill Country on the Hively Farm, he was the youngest of 10 children born to the late John A. Hively and Eva Rexrode Hively.
Don was an Ironworker by trade and a member of the Roanoke Ironworkers Local. He was also an avid farmer, gardener and carpenter.
He was of the Presbyterian faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; and five sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Manota Carpenter Hively, of Dunmore; his son, Curtis, and wife, Tammy Armstrong Hively, of Green Bank; daughter Nida Hively Mullins, and husband, Steve, of Belews Creek, North Carolina; and a sister Juanita Davis, of West Minster, Colorado, who turned 100 years old in March.
Funeral service was held April 8 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Interment was in the Dunmore Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Dunmore Community Center; or the Vocational Educational Programs at Pocahontas County High School.
“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower