Raymond Edward Hite, Sr.
Mr. Raymond Edward Hite, Sr. of Kenbridge, VA, passed away on Thursday July 18, 2019 after a brief illness with his wife of 50 years, Lynn Hite, by his side. In the words of Bruce Springsteeen, he “Lived a life where he did what he wanted to do and he let the chips, human and otherwise, fall where they may. He had unconditional love, which was very real and came with a lot of conditions.” Raymond was truly a self made man. He started his career with the railroad and transitioned into building homes as a self-employed contractor, which he did until his retirement. His greatest accomplishments were his four children: Raymond Hite, Jr. and his wife Susan of Kenbridge, Lance Hite and his wife Dennise of Richmond, Cassie Payne and her husband Charlie of Fredericksburg and Candace Barnette and her husband Jerry, Jr. of Kenbridge; his ten grandchildren: Raymond Edward Hite, lll, Mary Kathryn Hite, Sidney King, Karli Hite, Mary-Claire Hart, Lyla Hart, Libby Payne, Charlotte Barnette, Caroline Barnette and Jack Barnette; his brother, Francis Hite, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Richmond; two sisters: Mary Martha Butler and her husband Bill of Chesterfield and Theresa Gorman and her husband Mike of Tappahannock; two great-grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Raymond was so proud of the legacy that lives on through his children and grandchildren. He adored every second with his family and friends.
A funeral service was held on Sunday July 21st at 2 p.m. in the Antioch United Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Raymond never met a stray cat or dog he didn’t want to help, therefore memorial contributions may be made to the Southside SPCA attn. Raymond E. Hite, Sr. at P.O. Box 66, Meherrin, VA 23954. Online condolences may be sent through our website at www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory served the Hite family.