Irvin Lloyd Hoyt Sr., of Williamstown, went to his heavenly reward Friday morning at Harmar Place in Marietta, following an extended illness.
Irvin was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Proctor, W.Va., the youngest son of Jacob M. Hoyt and Violet M. Hoyt.
After graduating from Logan High school in 1942, he enlisted in the Coast Guard, where he served as a sonar operator aboard the U.S.S Vance (DE387). After the war he worked for Lewis Furniture in Logan, and co-owned (with his father) Hoyt's Gulf Station in Ravenswood from 1954-1968. Irvin then worked for Sperry/Kardex until his retirement. He served as deacon and usher at First Baptist Church in Williamstown, and was active in the Senior Adult Ministry. He loved the Lord and his family. In his last years, he enjoyed watching his grandson, Jacob, play sports.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years, Betty Lou Hoyt; sons, Irvin Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Staunton, Va., and David and wife, Martha, of St. Marys, W.Va.; grandchildren, Chris Hoyt of Huntington, Jeremy Pope of Lynchburg, Va., and Jacob Hoyt of St. Marys; a great-granddaughter, Alaina Hoyt of Huntington; sister-in-law, Mary Hoyt, a resident of Harmar Place; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his older brother, the Rev. Donald R. Hoyt.
We rejoice in their heavenly reunion.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, W.Va., with Pastor David Easter officiating, with burial to follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank Doctors Curt Dehmlow, Bob Erdelyi and Rich Hershey, the staff of Marietta Memorial Hospital, and Harmar Place for their excellent care and treatment of Irvin during his long illness. God bless you all.
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