Jeremiah Hylbert Obituary, Death – On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, Jeremiah Hylbert, who was 94 years old, passed away. The son of Elmer John Hylbert and Helen Virginia Simmons Hylbert, he was born on November 13, 1927 in Cainsburg, West Virginia. His parents’ names were Elmer John Hylbert and Helen Virginia Simmons Hylbert. He spent his childhood in the community of Stark, West Virginia (WV). It was in 1930 when his father passed away. His mother had a dual career as an educator and a seamstress during her life. In order to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads during the Great Depression, his mother and oldest brother worked a number of different jobs. After settling in Jeffrey for a while, the family relocated to Danville, West Virginia, which is where he completed his education.
He enlisted in the Army when he was still a student in high school, and then, right after he turned 18, he served for a single year toward the end of World War II. Before receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts from West Virginia Tech in 1952, he attended many of West Virginia’s schools and universities. In 1955, he earned a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from Marshall University. Subsequently, in the 1960s, he pursued more education at the University of Delaware. In 1952, he started working as a math teacher at Wharton Junior High, and during that time, he realized that he enjoyed being employed in the field of education. After serving as principal at Wharton Junior High for a number of years, he was subsequently appointed to the same role at Scott High School in Madison.
In 1962, while accompanying a friend on a job recruitment trip, he interviewed with Georgetown High School and was ultimately hired for the position of principal there. In 1968, he was promoted to an administrative role inside the school district, beginning as an assistant to the superintendent. He then served in the role of director of business for a number of years. In the late nineties, he took his retirement from the Indian River School system, and he spent a significant portion of his time afterward playing golf. He was a man of great decency and strong morals, but he also enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, and just having a good time in general. He was a man of wonderful integrity. He made sure that everyone in the family was taken care of and he set a good example. His two brothers, Phillip and Maurice, as well as his daughter, Laura, all passed away before him.
His parents were also among those who came before him in death. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beatrice Adkins Hylbert; three children, Mark (daughter-in-law, Maria), Dawn, and Matthew (daughter-in-law, Betty); six grandchildren, Erica, Patrick, Cheryl, Dawn, Evan, and Katherine; and six great-grandchildren, David, Jordyn, Stephen, Alex, Hendrix, and Sarah. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War. A memorial service honoring his life will take place at a later time.