William "Bill" Andes Hoyt, 92, of Dayton, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, at his home.
Bill was born April 15, 1925, in Maryville to the late James Wells and Mabel Ruth (Brown) Hoyt, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Bitsy (Sheets) Hoyt; sister, Elizabeth Stone Hoyt; brother, James Wells Hoyt, Jr., and nephew, Van Tarvin Hoyt.
Bill was a graduate of Maryville High School, The University of Tennessee and earned his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University. He held memberships in The American Society of Civil Engineers – Chattanooga Chapter; Rotary Club of Dayton; Civil Air Patrol - Rhea County Corporate Squadron; Silver Sneakers (RC3); and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dayton. He served his country as a Private First Class with the US Army during World War II in the European Theater. He retired in the Maintenance & Engineering Department after 34 years at E. I DuPont.
He is survived by his daughter, Lace (John) Stevens of Pagosa Springs, CO; son, William “Andes” (Susan) Hoyt, Jr. of Huntsville, AL; grandsons, James Scott (Sara) Stevens of Lafayette, LA and William Carl (Adrienne) Stevens, of Lafayette, LA; granddaughters, Jennifer Marie Hoyt and Christina Ruth Hoyt, both of Huntsville, AL; sister, Mary Ruth Hoyt of Maryville; nephew, Rev. Michael Hoyt of Greeneville, SC; niece Brenda Griffin Hoyt; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at the Dayton First United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 10, at noon with Reverend Ken Pierce officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church of Dayton, 993 Market Street, Dayton, Tn. 37321.
Please share your memories of Bill on the online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
The family is being cared for by the Vanderwall Funeral Home.