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Calvary Baptist Church
Monday March 14th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Randy Hite

With heavy hearts we mourn the loss of Randy Hite who left us March 11, 2022, but with all the love he had for everyone and the great strength and courage he bore for the last year we will celebrate his life for years to come.

 

Randy was born October 28, 1964, in Waynesboro, VA to the late Emmett Hite Jr. and Audrey R. Hite.

 

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his beloved stepmom, Ann Moses, his always ready to travel Jeep companion, Sherri Brooks, his adopted second dad, James Moyer and his great friend and brother from another mother, Steve Britt.

 

He is survived by his wife and love of his life, Hope Hite, his daughters, Heather (Kevin) and Amanda (Jr.), grandchildren Gabi and Kenzie, his dear brother and childhood sidekick, Robert Hite (Beth), best friends, Charlie and Cindy Sampson, his little 4 legged protectors Jax and Cooper, the Moyer sisters and their spouses whom had no idea he wasn’t really their true blood brother, his mother in law, Nannie Mae Moyer and many friends and prior coworkers to numerous to call each by name. Special thanks to Robert and Linda and Boonie Via coming and sitting with Randy many times during these last difficult months.

 

He was not your normal everyday husband, father, big daddy, brother, in law, or friend. No, he was so much bigger than that, but he carried himself small almost invisible till the time and need arose. Like the old westerns and movies, he loved to watch he was a modern day, Matt Dillon. His smile was contagious, his kidding infectious, he made you feel like you were the most important person in his world. And he did it all never on a stage, never expecting to be noticed, never requiring a grand thank you.

 

He became Big Daddy when his grandchildren, Gabi and Kenzie, the little keys to his heart were born. These last few years, he was never happier than when he was sitting behind a backstop watching Gabi play softball.  Prior to that he was daddy, mechanic, furniture mover, repairman, always clad in orange and blue UVA ticket master, shoulder to lean on and confident to his daughters Heather and Amanda. In the words of his daughters, Daddy was and always will be our Superman.

 

The journey’s beginnings were seeded when he met the love of his life, high school sweetheart, Hope Moyer. Mere children themselves they began and built a life filled with laughter, softball, home run derby’s, UVA games or behind the scenes set ups, time with friends and family, back road riding starting in the morning in Virginia and ending when the gas tank was empty, they ran out of roads, or they found themselves in another state. They learned from every experience that “soul mates aren’t found, they’re made”.

 

An informal family night will be held Monday, March 14,2022 from  6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Lovingston, VA.  In honor of Randy’s love for everything orange and blue, please wear your favorite UVA attire. 

 

To say he was loved is insufficient. To say he will be missed, we do not have enough words or time. He was here only a short time, but his footprint is huge.   He was easy to love and will be impossible to forget.

 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or Hospice of the Piedmont 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Suite 300, Charlottesville VA 22911.

 

Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovington, VA (434-263-4097).


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A candle was lit in memory of Randy Hite

Penny Johnson Marshall Mar 23 2022 8:18 AM

Hope and family... my condolences to you during this difficult time. Hope - too many memories from High School to name since Randy and I had home period together from Junior High and on.. I do recall that I told Randy about a dream I had prior to us graduating and that he would have an extraordinary life - from the obituary, I would say he did. May he rest in peace

Betty Hughes Sanfilippo Mar 18 2022 3:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Randy Hite

Suzanne Crouch Mar 16 2022 6:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Randy Hite

Glen and Velma Sites Mar 15 2022 7:56 PM

To all of Randy's family and friends.
I'm sure that everyone who knew Randy would say what a wonderful person he was. Some folks just have that something extra special about them that touches everyone they meet. Randy was certainly that type of person.
I met him when we were kids. He and his brother, Robert lived across the road from me, and we caught the school bus together for a few years. I liked him from the very first day. He always had a smile for you when you approached. Later, we would play on the same baseball and football teams. Randy was one of the hardest throwing pitchers I ever caught. After a game catching his fastball, my hand would be sore for three days afterward. He threw so hard, and put such a wicked spin on the ball, it would move in unpredictable ways at times. Neither of us knew where it was gonna go, so you can imagine what it must have been like to hit against him. Sometimes the ball would be heading outside, and then it would start slicing in on a right handed hitter. Beautiful stuff. I remember a few times when Randy pitched, his Dad was the home plate umpire. His Dad would miss a call, calling a nice strike a ball, and Randy would just shake his head and smile.
Randy also broke about every bat I ever owned. He and I preferred wood over aluminum, so we used each other's bats. I remember my Dad had just gotten me one of those new Adirondack bats. Randy hit with it first, and broke it before I got to use it. But, if you know Randy, you also know you couldn't get mad at him for such a thing. He was so apologetic, and so likable, I didn't mind if he broke all of my bats. It was nice that we shared a love for the wood.
Having him and Robert on the same team was a treat. With their Dad umpiring, we had three Hites at the same time, each one a wonderful person to know. I miss those days. We had a great group of guys, and Randy was one of the best. I will remember Randy as one of the finest, kindest human beings I have been fortunate enough to know. That smile of his was like sunlight breaking through on a rainy day. The world was a better place because he was in it.

Gary Sites Mar 15 2022 4:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Randy Hite

Margaret Edwards Dodd Mar 15 2022 3:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Randy Hite

Debbie Spitler Mar 15 2022 8:31 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Randy Hite

Karen Ann Hill Mar 15 2022 8:30 AM

Hope and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Randy was one of the good ones for sure. Sending many prayers and hugs.

Sherry Dunaway Mar 15 2022 7:39 AM

HOPE,, AND FAMILY, IM SO SO SORRY HEARING ABOUT RANDY, MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME, LOVE ❤️ YOU GUY,Z. BOOGIE

Catherine Pritchett Mar 14 2022 6:41 PM

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