CULLODEN, W.VA./ STATESVILLE, N.C. The Rev. Mr. Tyson Lewis Hope, 89, Of Culloden, W.Va., formerly of Statesville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Huntington, W.Va., after a long illness. He was born Nov. 21, 1929, and was reared by adoptive parents, James and Mary Hope of Chester County, S.C. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he graduated from Presbyterian College and Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Ga. As a Presbyterian minister, he served Fifth Creek Presbyterian in Cool Springs and Providence Presbyterian in Cleveland as well as churches in Florida, North and South Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky before retiring in 1995. After retiring, he briefly returned to his farming roots in Tennessee. Always willing to help those in need, Rev. Hope participated in many volunteer efforts including co-founding an ambulance service in Belmont, working with a Suicide Prevention Hot Line in Gaston County, assisting in the Disaster Relief efforts of the former Greenbrier Presbytery in West Virginia and many other acts of kindness in communities where he lived and served churches. He was blessed with a quirky sense of humor and a fierce loyalty to family and friends. Rev. Hope is survived by his "Sweetie" of 58 years, wife, Ruby Sloan Hope; children, Willa Hope Farley of Culloden, John Benson "JoBe" Hope and wife, Kellie, of Culloden, and Emily Hope Stigall of Eleanor, W.Va; his beloved grandchildren and favorite people, Olivia Hope Hayes and husband, Benjamin, of Greensboro, Ian Hope and wife, Sarah Carson, of Austell, Ga., and John Tyson "J.T." Hope, of Culloden; nieces and nephews on both sides of the family; and friends he considered family all over the country. A memorial service is scheduled to be held at First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, W.Va., Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. The family will receive visitors from 10 to 11 a.m., at the church, prior to the service. The service will be performed by FPC staff and friends, The Rev. Dr. Robert Newman, The Rev. Glenn Coleman and Mary Odin as well as Rev. Hope's niece, Robbie Arnold, of Hermitage, Pa. The Hope family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Rev. Hope's memory to Columbia Theological Seminary, 701 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30030; or Hospice of Huntington, 1101 Sixth Ave., Huntington, WV 25701.