Rev. Wayne Hoxit

June 1, 1936February 11, 2021

Reverend Wayne Hoxit

Pickens – Reverend Wayne Hoxit, 84, husband of Kathleen Galloway Hoxit, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday February 11, 2021.

Reverend Hoxit was born in Jackson County, NC son of the late Vesse and Ollie Mae Galloway Hoxit. He was retired from Alice Manufacturing Co. and served his Lord as a Baptist Minister. Reverend Hoxit was a member of Rocky Bottom Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years Kathleen Hoxit, sons, Chester Hoxit (Cecilia) of Easley and Wayne DeLee of Greenville, Belva Jean Flemings (Christopher) of Ocala, FL, and Angela Bowen (Michael) of Pickens, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Reverend Hoxit was predeceased by two brothers, three sisters and two daughters.

Graveside services will be conducted 2:30 PM Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Hillcrest Memorial Park with The Reverend Justin Anderson officiating.

A guest register will be available in the funeral home lobby Sunday morning.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, masks will be required by all attending the service and it is encouraged that social distancing be observed.

Memorials may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at

Messages of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting

Dillard Funeral Home Pickens, SC


  • Kathleen Galloway Hoxit, Wife
  • Chester Hoxit (Cecilia), Son
  • Wayne Dee Lee, Son
  • Betty Mae Stewart, Daughter (deceased)
  • Belva Jean Flemings (Christopher), Daughter
  • Angela Bowen (Michael), Daughter
  • Palmer Hoxit, Brother
  • Also surviving are eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Rev. Wayne Hoxit

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Sandra and Gary Anderson

February 15, 2021

To the Hoxit family:
Wayne and Kathleen have been a part of our church family since I was a preteen. Wayne brought his family to church and taught them about the love of God and the importance of living a Christian life. He was dedicated to his family, his church and his sweetheart, Kathleen. Above all this, he loved the Lord. He was devastated when he could no longer take care of Kathleen at home. He went twice a day to Manna and stood outside the window where he could see Kathleen and talk with her on the cell phone. A few weeks ago I was passing by Manna and there was Wayne standing in the shrubbery talking to her thru the window. How I wish I had taken the time to snap a picture of that! What a testimony to his life as a devoted, Godly husband! I could go on and on but there's nothing I can say to you, family, that you don't already know. We will miss his presence and his faithfulness to our little church but there is no doubt that he is rejoicing in Heaven with a glorified body today. I thank God for the blessed assurance that one day we will see him again. May God bless and comfort you in the lonely days ahead. We love you all.

Janice Taylor

February 14, 2021

Wayne is truly missed by his church family. I will miss talking with him and seeing his smiling face every Sunday. He was so dedicated to God, church, and his sweet wife. It's so refreshing to see a couple so dedicated to each other. It is so fitting that he be buried on Valentine Day and we, at Rocky Bottom, hope that Kathleen enjoys her beautiful flowers. Because of Covid we could not be with Wayne and Kathleen as we would have but they and the entire family were and continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We were so blessed to have them as part of our church family.

Mary Mauldin

February 13, 2021

Wayne was a very sweet loving uncle and a wonderful brother to my daddy and a wonderful preacher he always looked out for him and helped him alot I am going to miss him and to all of the family my heart breaks for all of you I love you all very much .My thoughts and prayers for you 🙏

Kaye Powell

February 13, 2021

To the whole Hoxit family! I went to school with y'all starting at Albert R Lewis! I was friends with Bettie Mae & would catch up on the family when I would see her before she pass away! Y'all are a precious family & I'll be praying for y'all! Love Kaye Ellenburg Powell

Bertie Gantt

February 12, 2021

Belva and Chester, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Much love and prayers for all of you. Lots of good memories while working with you all.

David Harper

February 12, 2021

Belva and Family,
I so sorry to hear of your father’s death. From the first time I met him to the last time I talked with him,, he was always cordial and friendly.
Know that I will be praying for you and your family in the days ahead. May our Great God give you and your family comfort and peace as face life without your dad.

Tracy and Robert McGaha

February 12, 2021

Angie and Family, Sorry about y'all's Dad. He will always be a special memory to us, not just as an uncle but he brought us together as Husband & Wife on our special day. Our hearts go out to all the family.

Randy Curtis

February 12, 2021

Belva and Chester,
Prayers for your families. Mr. Hoxit was a gentleman who lived his life through his belief in the man above. He raised a wonderful family who carry on the love of family and faith. You are all in my prayers with the faith someday all Gods children will all be reunited.

Shirley Diane Grant

February 12, 2021

To the Family.
You got my sympathy and prayers. Rev Wayne will be missed by family and friends. He never meet a strangers. May The Lord Comfort you all during this sad time. He was my friend and Kathleen is too.
Me and Rev Wayne are
Members at Rocky Bottom Baptist Church.
Love and Prayers.
Shirley Diane Hutto (Camp)
Grant . Grant is my married name now.