Jerry Hoyle (1948 - 2018) Kings Mountain
Mr. Jerry Deams Hoyle of 405 Country Club Acres, age 70, died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Monday, December 10th, 2018 at his home in Kings Mountain. A native of Cleveland County, he was a son of Mr. Hubert Hoyle and Ms. Helen Poston Hoyle. He was a 1966 graduate of Shelby High School and a 1968 graduate of Gardner-Webb Junior College. He received a B.A. Degree in Education in 1970 from Wake Forest University and a Masters Degree in Administration in 1980 from UNC-Charlotte.
He retired from the Cleveland County Schools in 2008 after 38 years of service. He was a teacher at Central School for 10 years, an assistant principal for 3 years, a principal at Kings Mountain Junior High for 7 years, a principal at Kings Mountain Middle School for 2 years and a principal at East Elementary School for 16 years. While a teacher in Kings Mountain, Hoyle devoted nights to also instruct Adult High School and ESL classes for Cleveland Community College in Shelby, Kings Mountain and Casar. His love of teaching and devotion to his students and colleagues was recognized in his receiving Teacher of the Year, and subsequently, Principal of the Year four times. Mr. Hoyle led East School to receive many state and national awards, including a 2008 Blue Ribbon School award -- one of only 6 in the state and 320 nationwide. Jerry Hoyle was elected to the Cleveland County Board of Education in North Carolina in 2011.
Jerry Hoyle felt privileged to serve as Executive Director of Communities in Schools of Cleveland County for 2 years, retiring in 2009. He was an ardent supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, helping to found Pack 92. Mr. Hoyle was awarded the prestigious Rev. Dr. Charles Bell Award for his support of the Scouting program and his tireless commitment to help every child succeed. A dynamic member of the community, Mr. Hoyle was a member and past President of the Kings Mountain Kiwanis Club since 1987. Jerry Hoyle was dedicated to his church and its members, the First Baptist Church of Kings Mountain, where he served in numerous capacities from Deacon Chairman to Sunday School Teacher for 25 years.
An avid scholar of history, Jerry Hoyle was a voracious reader and a lifelong learner. In 2003 he and his wife, Ann, took a 33-day journey around the globe to visit their daughter and family in Bangladesh, their first time overseas. He subsequently traveled to France and Belgium, reveling in sites of antiquity, while also sharing his good humor and cheerful disposition with all those he met. He is remembered fondly by the many people whose lives he touched, who cherished his friendship, counsel and patient wisdom.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ann Evans Hoyle, a daughter Kimberly Labrique, and her husband, Dr. Alain Labrique of Baltimore, Maryland; and two grandchildren David and Natalie; a sister, Brenda Bost and her husband Lloyd Bost, Jr. of Hickory; a brother, Charles Hoyle and his wife Jane Rabon Hoyle of Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is also survived by two nieces and a nephew, Melanie Bost Dunker and her husband Matthew Dunker of Huntersville; Virginia Bost Deaton and her husband, Wesley Deaton of Maiden; and David Hoyle, Esq. and his wife, Erin Bailey Hoyle, Esq. of Charleston, SC. He also had 3 great nephews, Maddox Dunker, Levi Hoyle and Drew Hoyle.
A visitation will be held for friends and family on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 12:30 to 1:50pm in the Stained Glass Room at First Baptist Church Kings Mountain. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm in the Worship Center, conducted by the Reverend Dr. John W. “Chip” Sloan, Jr. Burial will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Communities in Schools program at East Elementary School through www.cisofclevelandco.org/donate/
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