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David S. Hott

April 27, 1944 ~ October 17, 2021 (age 77)


Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

    David S. Hott, age 77, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at his home.

    Born April 27, 1944, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of late Wendell C. Hott and Eloise Belle (Shanholtz) Hott; and the husband of Vickie C. (Wilson) Hott, whom he was married to for twenty-seven years.

    He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force.

    He was a self-employed carpenter, and an avid woodworker.

    He was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, in Berkeley Springs; and a member of the Hancock Arts Council. As such, he participated in their Barge Bash, the Chili Cookoff, and Winterfest, all in Hancock, Md. He also greatly enjoyed the time he spent hunting, fishing and camping.

    In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jeffery C. Hott, of Cumberland, Md., and John R. Shepherd and his wife, Kattie, of Berkeley Springs; two daughters, Martha “Marti” E. Simpson and her husband, Blair, of Short Gap, W.Va., and Kay E. Stotler, of Shelburne, Vt.; fifteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Franklin C. Hott, Sr., of Short Gap, W.Va., Gary W. Shanholtz, of Cumberland, Md., and Lloyd M. Hott, of Cumberland; and one sister, Mary Jo Kinser, of Camp Creek, W.Va.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ciallene P. (Cline) Hott; and one brother, David G. Hott, Sr.

    Services will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 6752 Winchester Grade Road, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., with Pastor Lloyd McCanna officiating. A Celebration of Life will also be held the same day at 1:00 p.m., at the Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, 240 East Main Street, Hancock, Md.

    The arrangements were entrusted to the Grove Funeral Home, in Hancock. Online condolences will be accepted at

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Funeral Service
October 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
6752 Winchester Grade Road
Berkeley Springs, W.Va. 25411

Celebration of Life
October 20, 2021

1:00 PM
Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion
240 East Main Street
Hancock, Md. 21750

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