OBITUARY

Paul Kenneth Hoy

August 13, 1943February 15, 2021

Paul Kenneth Hoy, 77, of Belle, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021, at home following a six year battle with lung cancer. Paul was born in Mammoth on August 13, 1943, to the late Paul Basil and Irene Glass Hoy. He was a retired coal miner with 11 years of service on the river and 20 years of service with Valley Camp Coal Company. He worked in carpentry for 12 years until retirement at age 62 and became self-employed until age 71. The Hoy family was one of the first members of Esta Memorial Baptist Church and Kenneth was a faithful ordained deacon for 47 years. Along with his parents, Paul was preceded in death by brothers, Buddy Rose and Harold Hoy; and granddaughter, Ashley Mace Champion. Paul is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy Keeney Hoy; children, Penny (Donnie) Richardson of Creedmoor, NC, Jeana (Junior) Adkins of Witcher and Raymond (Melisa) Hoy of Oxford, NC; siblings, Freda (Mike) Patrick and Clinton (Jeannie) Hoy; grandchildren, Justin (Anna) Adkins of South Charleston, Josh (Amber) Adkins of Witcher, Erica (Marvin) McNeil of Creedmoor, NC, Caleb (Cassie) Hoy and Bethany Hoy, both of Oxford, NC; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Champion, Skylar Hawkins and Marvin McNeil III, Kyrie McNeil, Kamryn and Zayne Adkins. A Private family funeral service will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastors Randy Wilson and Terry Layton officiating. Private burial will follow at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. The service will be lived streamed on Stevens & Grass Funeral Home Facebook page. A Walk through visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is mandated by the Governor and the CDC that proper facial coverings be worn and that social distancing be observed. Temperatures will be taken upon entry to the Funeral Home. The family would like to give a special thanks to Terry Layton and the nurses with Kanawha Hospice for their love and care.

Services

  • Walk Through Visitation

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Private Family Funeral Service

    Friday, February 19, 2021

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Bobby Richardson

February 23, 2021

My memory is that this man was my true friend. I loved him dearly and will miss him. I know he will live on in the lives of those who loved him. God bless and comfort the family left behind.

Stanley Brown

February 19, 2021

Prayers and sympathy. Stanley and Rosa Brown

John Sutton

February 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the family. We sure do love the Hoys. 🙏🏽❤️John & Sharon Sutton.

Colleen Buckner Fields

February 18, 2021

I was so sorry to see this, I didn't even realize that he was ill. Paul was a good man.
Deepest sympathy to the family

STEVE YOUNG

February 18, 2021

I REMEMBER HIM AS A WARM LOVING CARING PERSON. HE ALWAYS HAD A HAPPY SMILE ON HIS FACE. HE ALWAYS LOVED OUR FAMILY. I REMEMBER HIM ALWAYS SINGING WITH CLINTON, JEANNIE. RON AND PEGGY IN THEIR GOSPEL QUARTET. HE LOVED TO ALWAYS HEAR MY FATHER RON YOUNG SING GOSPEL SONGS IN CHURCH. AND HE LOVED TO HEAR MY FATHER RON YOUNG GOSPEL QUARTET SING AT ESTA MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH IN WITCHER CREEK IN BELLE, WEST VIRGINIA. I ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM WITH A WARM SMILE ON HIS WONDERFUL FACE.
BUT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT GREAT DEEP LOW SINGING VOICE THAT WOULD ALWAYS WARM MY HEART.
HE WOULD SOUND GREAT SINGING BASS WITH THE BLACKWOOD BROTHERS QUARTET WITH JAMES BLACKWOOD JIMMY BLACKWOOD BILLY BLACKWOOD. AND CECIL BLACKWOOD WOULD LOVE HIS SINGING VOICE .
AS CECIL BLACKWOOD OF THE BLACKWOOD BROTHERS QUARTET FELL IN LOVE WITH MY FATHER'S SUPER GREAT GOSPEL SINGING VOICE.
YES MY FATHER RON YOUNG ON DECEMBER 23, 1983 DID SING ON THE BLACKWOOD BROTHERS QUARTET PROGRAM ON STAGE SINGING GOSPEL MUSIC WITH HIS GROUP NEW LIFE TRIO.

Thomas Southers

February 18, 2021

My thoughts are with you during this time. I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family will be kept in my family's payers and thoughts.

Peggy Hoy

February 18, 2021

I loved this man so much. I can still hear his powerful voice in the old church praying for "men, women, boys, and children" to be saved. This is my first memory of Kenny. He drove that big blue church bus - and fixed the stupid fan belt - many times on the way to skating parties. He loved his family, including Ron and me -and our children. He would do anything for us, and has. He made sure Ron had work, paid him, taught him, laughed at him and with him, spoiled my kids and grandkids. I cannot wait to see him again. He's probably sitting next to George Younce singing in the Heavenly choir bass section. There will never be another, or better, Uncle Kenny.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY