Robert “Bob” Hyatt, 77, 328 W. Fourth Avenue, Watauga went to be with the Lord, Friday, February 14, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late Lawrence and Grace Hyatt.
Mr. Hyatt was a retired truck driver having worked for Clark Construction Company. He enjoyed gardening, farming, NASCAR, ramp hunting and especially enjoyed telling stories about the good old days to his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Hyatt; a sister, Margaret Tester and two grandsons, Brandon and Dustin Hyatt.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Pat Roark Hyatt of the home; a daughter Brenda Hyatt and fiancé, Steve Richards of Kingsport; six sons, Bobby Hyatt and wife, Debbie, Jonesborough, Gomer Hyatt and wife, Becky of Kentucky, Lawrence “Buck” Hyatt and Linda, Jackie Hyatt and wife, Teresa and Richard “Tubby” Hyatt and wife, Nancy all of Watauga and Junior Hyatt and wife, Kathy of Unicoi; three brothers, John Hyatt, Jack Hyatt and wife, Ida all of Johnson City and Ray Hyatt and wife, Georgia of Piney Flats; three sisters, Peggy Tester and husband, Ted, Piney Flats, Sally Tester and husband, Jim and Sara Lou Gilbert and husband, Jim all of Johnson City; eighteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; special friends, Howard and Doris Rumley, J.D. and Gail Feathers and John Shepherd; also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Hyatt will be conducted at 7:30 PM Monday, February 17, 2014 in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City with Pastor Dan Case officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 5:00 PM until the service hour. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in the Washington County Memory Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
For those attending this service you are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 AM to go in procession. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com.
Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Hyatt family. 423-928-2245