White Sulphur Springs-Oliver Hypes Spinks, Sr., 85, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at his home in White Sulphur Springs after a long illness.
He was born May 24, 1933, in Alvon, to the late Lonie and Vernard Spinks.
Oliver retired from the United Mine Workers and the United Steel Workers Union after 30 years of dedicated service. Oliver served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and he served his family as a loving husband and as a trusting and respected father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Marie Spink; daughter, Kathy Dillion; and brothers, Jimmy Spinks and Marvin Spinks; and sister, Wanda Scott all of White Sulphur Springs.
Survivors include daughters, Glenna (Cookie) and husband Richard (Dick) Wiant, Sandy and husband Gary Holsten, Dessie McClung, Margaret Dolin; sons, Oliver Jr. (Buck) and wife Bonnie Spinks and Danny and wife Kelly Spinks all of White Sulphur Springs, and Chris and wife Midori Spinks of Minneapolis, MN; sisters, Etta Ayers and Sharon Dudley both of White Sulphur Springs and Barbara Smith of Covington, VA; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Richard Wiant Jr., Gary McClung, Kevin McClung, Jordan Spinks, Wesley Spinks, Bradley Spinks and Nathan Weese.
Funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 28, at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in White Sulphur Springs. Burial followed in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg.
Visitation was Monday at the church before the service.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.morganfh.net. Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.