WILLIAM JOSEPH HYPES
William Joseph “Bill” Hypes has crossed life’s final
hurdle and is now resting in the arms of Jesus. Bill was
the third child of Rev. J.M. Hypes and Bertha Syner
Hypes McClung, and was born in Tipton, WV on Sept. 2,
1928. Being the son of a minister, the family moved
several times throughout WV. While traveling through
various towns, Bill would often jokingly state, “I went to
school there one week!” Not finishing high school, Bill
opted instead to go to work in the woods, then on to serve
the U.S. Army where he received his GED. Honorably
discharged during the Korean Conflict, he came home
and began to court his would-be wife and life partner,
Joan Grey, and married on June 5th, 1954.
Bill was a member of Summersville Memorial United
Methodist Church since 1950, having served several
years as teacher of the high school Sunday School class
as well as serving on several committees over the years.
He was a charter member and former president of the
Glade Creek Ruritan Club, and a 60-year member of the
Masonic Lodge in Summersville.
Having never missed a payday, Bill worked a variety
of jobs throughout his life and retired after 30+ years
employment as office manager of Terry Eagle Coal Co.
He taught his children the importance of hard work and
being a dependable and loyal employee. His hobbies
included woodworking, hunting, fishing, and generally
traipsing around in the woods, and Bill and his sons
enjoyed many hours working on the small family farm as
well. He always supported his children and was a good
and true example of how a Christian should live.
Bill is lovingly survived by Joan, his wife of 65 years,
his brother Robert Hypes, sister Mary Jo Bragg (Jerry),
sister Martha Amick (Gene), his children, Brenda Hypes
Agnew (Andy Jr.), Joe Hypes (Sue), and Allen Hypes
(Stacey), seven grand-children and four great grand-
Services will be held at White Funeral Home in
Summersville, WV on Thursday, June 6th with visitation
at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and service at 1:00 pm.
The Hypes family kindly requests that in lieu of
flowers, please generously donate to the charity of your
White Funeral Home at Summersville is in charge of
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.