Cover photo for Clellon "Hoppie" Hise's Obituary
Clellon "Hoppie" Hise Profile Photo
1935 Clellon 2021

Clellon "Hoppie" Hise

April 18, 1935 — February 25, 2021

Clellon Clay “Hoppie” Hise, 85, of Bartow, WV passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at his home.

He was born in Hightown, Va., on April 18, 1935, a son of the late Viola (Washburn) and Clay Andrew Hise.

A heavy equipment operator, Hoppie moved his family from Arbovale to the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland area in 1964. Upon his retirement in 2000, he and wife Hazel moved back “home,” where he enjoyed raising hogs and chickens. He was an avid gardener who was very particular, especially with potatoes. In the fall no apples ever went to waste, preserving them to be enjoyed on a cold winter day. He loved to fish for native trout, fishing until he couldn’t put one foot in front of the other. Above all, he loved time spent with his grandchildren and especially his great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel (Bennett) Hise, who is a resident of Pendleton Manor, Franklin; daughter, Jennifer Breeden and husband, Matthew of Monterey, Va.; sons, Andrew Hise and wife, Gloria of Monterey, Va., Keith Hise of Spring Hill, Fla., and Doug Hise of Monterey, Va.; sister, Irene Pigley of Ohio; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as his two beloved cats, Boo Boo and Snowball.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by eight siblings.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Hightown United Methodist Church with Rev. Andre Crummett officiating. Burial will be in Hightown Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeremiah, Joshua and Zachariah Breeden, Andy Jr. and Cody Hise, and Cody Howard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Hise Jr.; his caregiver and granddaughter, Brittany Hise-Howard, who moved from Maryland five years ago to care for her grandparents; as well as Beth Plank who cleaned, cooked, visited and cared for Hoppie.

Obaugh Funeral Home will receive family and friends wishing to pay their respects throughout the day Monday, March 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hightown Cemetery, c/o Sarah Shifflett, 87 Maple Sugar Road, Hightown, Va. 24465.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Clellon "Hoppie" Hise, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Open Room

Monday, March 1, 2021

9:00am - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hightown United Methodist Church

130 Dug Bank Rd, Monterey, VA 24465

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 45

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree