Franklin Monroe Hyatt

October 28, 1939 - October 25, 2019
Franklin Monroe Hyatt

Franklin Monroe Hyatt age 79 of Wilmington passed away Friday, October 25, 2019, at his home.

He was born in Lumberton, NC on October 28, 1939, to Manning Hyatt and Alma Rich Hyatt.

Monroe was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Leland. He was a proud veteran of the US Army serving in the 82 Airborne at Ft. Bragg. He was discharged in 1962. Monroe was a member of Orient Lodge #395  AF&AM and held the distinction of Past Master. He was a member of the Wilmington Scottish Rite and a member of Sudan Shrine Center in New Bern. He was retired from DuPont.

Monroe is survived by his wife Bessie Campfield; one son, Frank Hyatt (Cindy); daughters, Terry Beavers (Brent), Sharon Meshaw (Paul), Babs Hyatt (Eric), and Teresa Hyatt; sister, Myrtle Long (James); grandchildren, Justin, Jacob, Whitney, Chase, Mackenzie, Ricky, Joe, Jimmy, Savannah, Aubrie, Abigail and Joey; seven great-grandbabies and two on the way; many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by a son, Gregory Monroe Hyatt, and two sisters, Ollie Mae Smith and Georgia Gideons.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6 to 8 Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Celebration of Life memorial ceremony will be 11 am Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Pine Valley Church of God, 3810 Shipyard Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28403,  officiated by Rev. George Potter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to New Hope Baptist Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospitals.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535  S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403  910-791-9099

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  • July 01, 2022
    Babs lit a candle:
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  • October 28, 2019
    Greg Lane says:
    Worked with Monroe and got him Carolina basketball schedules from kebab transport. We picked on each other about Carolina. I am a die hard Duke fan. Monroe was my friend no matter what color Blue we pulled for. Praying for the family REP my friend

  • October 31, 2019
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  • October 31, 2019
    Dale Wright says:
    Prayers for your family from your Masonic family in Indiana.

  • October 30, 2019
    Teresa Sneeden says:
    So sorry for Your loss I remember him as a really kind man. I will keep you all in my prayers