Thomas "Tom" R. Hyatt

Sunday, December 12, 1926 - Friday, September 17, 2021

In Honor and Remembrance

Photo of Thomas "Tom" R. Hyatt  - 1926-2021

Thomas R. Hyatt, formerly of 19 ½ Elizabeth Street, Canton, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 at Silver Bluff Village.

A native of Canton, NC, Tom honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was dedicated employed at Champion International Paper Company as an instrument worker, foreman, and superintendent. He was a long-time faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Canton where he was active in Sunday School, and all church men’s groups.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Dan, Frank, and Bill Hyatt.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Martha Haynie Hyatt; son, Steve Hyatt and his wife Linda of Canton; daughter, Harriett Wilson and her husband Dan of Birmingham, Alabama; and many dear friends.

To honor Tom’s request, no formal funeral services will be held at this time.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Hyatt family.

     In Memory of Tom

God saw him getting tired,
and a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around him
and whispered, “Come to Me.”

With tearful eyes we watched him suffer,
and saw him slowly fade away.
Although we loved him dearly,
we could not make him stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands put to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best!


Condolences from family and friends

A wonderful neighbor for many years to my dad, Ray Wines. He always spoke very fondly of both Tom and Martha. I hope he and my dad are re-uniting in heaven. Love and prayers for your family.
Kim kielson
Thank you sir for helping to pay the "Price of Freedom".
Howell Freeman, Jr.
We will miss this great neighbor.
Fred and Pat Russell
Steve and family, I am sorry for the passing of Tom he was one of the best people I had the privilege of working with and for and was always treated with respect by him . He was one of the best.
Ronnie Pace
Tom was a member of the Methodist men and a member of my Sunday school class. We miss him.
Phil smathers
My deepest sympathy to all of Tom's family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Juanita Dixon
Steve, we are so sorry for your loss.
Sandra Lawrence Sorrells
I had the privilege of taking care of Tom and Martha at Silver Bluff and he was truly a sweet and amazing man. Never had a harsh word, and loved his wife fiercely! Heaven has truly gained an angel! May the Lord bless you and keep you all!
Dawn Goff
So sorry for the loss of your father, we danced for many years with Tom and Martha, he will surely be missed but he left you with many great memories, sending our love, thoughts and prayers
David Massie, Joyce Farmer and Patsy Lance
Tom was the best of the best.i enjoyed working around him in the mill.He knew his instruments like nobody else we will miss him.
Dennis Milner
He will be missed by so many I loved taking care of him the past 3 years he was a blessing to me
To Hyatt Family You all have my sincere condolence. Tom was real gentle and humble person, l loved and respected him so much, He will be missed by all.
Winona Walker
Steve and Linda and Family: We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing, but so happy that he is home with our Lord, healthy and whole! May God bless and comfort each of you during this time of sorrow and mourning. Love and prayers for you and all the family. Kim and Mary
Rev. Dr. Kim and Mary Milner
I am so honored to have known such a wonderful man. His presence in our church will definitely be missed. My condolences to the family.
Laura Sanford
Dear Harriett, Steve and Family, Our deepest condolences to you at the loss of your Dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers! We will miss talking with him at Silver Bluff.
Doug,Patty and Brian Buchanan
What a privilege it was too have been a friend and co-worker to such a great guy you will be missed by all that knew you
Bobby messer
Martha, Steve & Linda, Harriett & Dan, My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cindy Dixon-Owen
I am so very sorry to hear about Tom's passing. Such a sweet man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I do not get the paper any longer and was out of town. Much love to you all Dawn , Amber and family
Dawn W. Hyatt
the best boss man i ever worlked for and a friend. he called me son, and i called him dad, both of us new the other didnt like it, we had alot of laughs about it. to the family, all my love pryers , all of us have lost a great, great man. love youall charles west
charles r west
Tom was a wonderful neighbor to my great grandparents, Haywood and Lucille Saunders and to me and my family. Tom and Martha loved my son. Anytime we left the house, if they were outside, we would have to go see them. Tom will be greatly missed but I know he is in a much better place. Prayers to Martha and the family in this difficult time.
Grayson, Callie, Isaac and Abigail Sluder
Martha, Steve and Linda, Harriett and Dan We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Tom. Deb and I have known and been friends with Tom nearly our whole lives. He was a great guy from a great generation that will be missed. Jerry and Deb
Jerry and Deb Powell
So sorry Tom has passed but Tom and my dad are together again dancing in Heaven he always told me how much he loved me as I always told him I miss them both.
Ronnie Brookshire
Thank you for serving our country.
Ronald Morrow
steve and harriet, sorry for your loss. Have lots of good memories with Tom and our years working together. He was part of a great generation of men who could make the mill run even during rough times. Praying for grace for your sadness.
Gary lindsey
So sorry to have just learned of Tom's passing. He was a fine man and I always admired his positive attitude and outgoing personality. My condolences to Martha and the family.
Richard Hurley