Wesley R. Hite, 59, of Indiana, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on June 23, 1954, on the Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa, FL. He is the son of the late Perry J. Hite, Sr. and the late Virginia M. Collier.
Early in his life as a paper boy for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he dreamed of becoming a police office. Prior to his dream being realized he worked for a few years as a coal miner. When at last his dream came true, he served with the Ford City Police Department and then with the Indiana Borough Police Department for the last 19 years as a patrolman, detective and corporal. Wes also served as a treasurer for the Rhododenron Fraternal Order of Police #33. He enjoyed NASCAR and loved to travel the United States on his motorcycle. Wes’s family was his heart, and he walked a life sharing his Christian faith every day. He attended the Indiana Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.
A loving husband, he was married to Colleen Barnett Hite, of Indiana, for 39 years; a wonderful father to Michael L. Hite and wife Danielle, of Butler; and Chantelle D. Todd and husband Troy, of Shelocta. He spent much of his time enjoying his five grandchildren; Hunter, Ashley, Sera, Emma and Hope. Also surviving are his stepmother, Norma Hite, of Murrysville; brother, Perry Hite, Jr. and wife Janet, of Youngwood; four sisters: Cindy Boyd of Birmingham, AL; Teresa Seevers, of Livingston, AL; Susan Gunter and husband Charlie, of Canton, GA; and Colette Hite, of Murrysville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Kuzma.
Friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Robinson-Lytle, Inc., Indiana. Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Indiana Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, with Rev. William Murphy officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family has kindly suggested memorial contributions be made to the Prison Fellowship, PO Box 1550, Merrifield, VA 22116-1550.