Kim Rene “Hop” Hovermale, age 54, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.
Born November 22, 1958 in Bay Shore, Long Island, NY, he was the son of Roy Bobby and Betty Lou McCoy Hovermale of Berkeley Springs.
He was of the Protestant faith. He was a 1976 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School. Hop was co-owner of Roy’s Service Center and Grocery, Inc. in Berkeley Springs. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1483 and Deford Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M., both in Berkeley Springs. He was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed hunting, spending time with his family and socializing, especially with the morning coffee club, at Roy’s. He walked with the Relay for Life “Hope for Hoppy” Team.
In addition to his parents, Hop is survived by his wife of 27 years, Staci Ann Oyerly Hovermale, at home, one son, Joshua Nathaniel Hill Hovermale of Berkeley Springs, one daughter, Carrie Ann Cutshall and her husband T.J. of Berkeley Springs, two sisters, Cindy Lou Hovermale and Denise Ann Omps, both of Berkeley Springs, three grandchildren, Jasmin Nicole Hovermale of Berkeley Springs, Robert Nathaniel Hovermale and Jonas Scott Hovermale, both of Laredo, TX, many nieces and nephews, especially his special great niece Amarie Jolee Farris of Berkeley Springs.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Theresa Jo Ferguson on May 30, 1998.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Warm Springs Middle School, 271 Warm Springs Way, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor Jack Hiles and Pastor Brett Bever officiating. Interment with Masonic graveside services conducted by Deford Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will be in Highland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs and from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday at Warm Springs Middle School. The funeral home will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday for the convenience of family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Morgan County Relay for Life, % The American Cancer Society, 6948 River Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427.