Horace Winfred Hyatt

November 7, 1935 - June 22, 2018
Horace Winfred Hyatt

Horace Winfred Hyatt, 82, of Clinton, passed away Friday morning, June 22, 2018 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law who were caring for him.

Born the fifth of eight children to Maston and Rachel Hyatt in Dillon, S.C., Horace and his wife, Lois of 62 years, and their three children moved from Raleigh, N.C. where he was employed with Carolina Power and Light, to Roseboro, N.C. in 1969 to become “the light man” serving many areas including, Roseboro, Garland, Parkersburg, and Autryville, for 39 years.

He was an active member of the Masons, Eastern Star, Lion’s Club, and Shriner’s for many years.  He was a devoted member of Roseboro First Baptist Church where he served faithfully in many capacities for 49 years.

Horace embraced the verse “…it is more blessed to give than to receive” Acts 20:35.  As many will attest, he was known for stopping by with oranges, peaches, collards, or coins to brighten your day!

His friends knew him as a kind, honest, giving man.  His family knew him as a wonderful role model, a terrific gardener (who gave most of its yield away) and the best daddy in the world who came up with the oddest nicknames for his children and grandchildren.  He also used different names for common words enough that we had to stop and think about if we were saying the word correctly or Daddy’s way.

Horace, no doubt, is rejoicing in Heaven with his Heavenly Father and earthly parents along with his brothers, Fred (Irene) and Frank (Bobbie), and sisters, Zeldon, and Jeannette.

Those who will join him at a later date are his wife, Lois, his brother, Marvin (Lois), and sisters: Geraldine (we call her Toot), and Hazel. Also,his children, Ricky, Cheryl (Joey), and Pam. His grandchildren: Britt (John), Jason, Blake, Brey, Rachel, and Trin, and his great grandchildren: Ayla, and Lucille.

The family would like to thank those who were able to attend the Life Celebration held for him and his wife in October. Horace was overwhelmed by the outcome and the distance some traveled to attend.  He boasted to a number of friends that he had one family from New Jersey drive to share in the celebration.

Please join us again as we celebrate a life well lived. Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:00am Roseboro First Baptist Church

Horace will be deeply missed by all who knew him. To share a memory or leave a condolence please click on the “Post a Condolence” tab below.

Should friends desire, the family has designated memorial contributions be made to:

Roseboro First Baptist Church

3720 S Salemburg Hwy

Roseboro, NC 28382

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 16076 US Highway 17N, Hampstead, NC 28457. 910-821-1713.


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  • June 24, 2018
    Mazie Morrisey hospice aide says:
    May God provide you enough strength to face these difficult times, although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear. Just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you.

  • June 26, 2018
    Monty hobbs says:
    He was a wonderful man who was kind. I looked up to him. He will be missed. Love Huck

  • June 27, 2018
    Teresa Houston (niece) says:
    I’ll never forget going to a Shrine Club dance and seeing him and Aunt Lois Ann dancing up to me and an elderly man I was dancing with. He never let me forget it. Will always remember that he was always concerned about how I was doing when we would see each other. Give my mama and daddy a big hug for me, Uncle Bud.

  • June 27, 2018
    Kim Lane Hobbs lit a candle:
    Lit since June 27, 2018 at 6:02:20 AM

  • June 27, 2018
    Martha Warren says:
    I am among the many who have a gold one dollar piece given by Horace. Mine was given to me last August when he and Lois attended our 60th Anniversary. .He slipped it in my hand and said "Don't spend it all in one place." I laughed and we shared a hug. Another memory is when Hurricane Fran came thru Clinton many years ago, we were without power for over a week and it was hot weather. Horace went to a power truck and got them to come to our house. To say was a good man is not enough. He was an example to his child, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He showed his love of Jesus in the way he lived his life. RIP Horace. I hope there is a place in heaven to go meet with your friends and have a cup of coffee.