Lawrence Hyatt

Lawrence Edward Hyatt

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
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Lawrence Edward Hyatt, age 91, passed away on December 31, 2020 after battling with pneumonia complications associated with COVID-19.

Lawrence moved from Hazel Green, AL to McMinnville, TN in the late 1940’s. He eventually fulfilled a dream in becoming a dairy farmer in the Viola/Morrison community in the early 1950’s. When he retired from dairy farming in mid-1990’s, he worked as Shipping Supervisor at Findlay Manufacturing before becoming a Bus Driver for Warren County School systems. His third retirement happened in 2010 after surviving stage 4 melanoma cancer. He was a hardworking family man with a good sense of humor with strong family traditions and values. He enjoyed cooking and sharing recipes with anyone that would ask. He was a wonderful example to his descendants that you should never take life for granted and hard work was required to achieve your goals in life.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife (Edna Hyatt), son (Phil Hyatt), father and mother (Ed and Martha Hyatt), brothers (Garland Hyatt and Charles Hyatt), sisters (Lucy Sellen and Ann Himes), great granddaughters (Macy and Madison Armstrong).
Lawrence will be greatly missed by sons - Harold (Allie Marie) Hyatt and Kevin Hyatt, daughter Donna Brown and daughter-in-law Teresa Hyatt. Grandchildren - Regina (Tim) Watts, Wendy (Charles) Van Camp, Gerry (Denae) Armstrong, Nathan Hyatt, Shea (Coty) Grissom, Michael (Felicia) Brown, Eli Maxey. Great Grandchildren – Megan (Ben) Garcia, Ian (Kaelynn) Watts, Jakub Watts, Morgan Armstrong, Korbin McGregor, Josie and Maddie Grissom, and Mont Brown. Great, Great Grandchildren - Zelda Garcia and Slayde Watts. Brothers - Edwin (Chung) Hyatt, Jerry (Sherry) Hyatt and Dan Hyatt. Sisters - Doris Hawkins, Cleo Moorehead and Georgia (James) Muirhead and sister-in-law Marie Hyatt. Tara Austin and Kaden Hobbs along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins.

A Graveside service will be held 12 noon, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery 5201 Manchester Hwy. Smartt, TN 37378 with Rickey Hyatt officiating.

Request donations to be sent to Phil Hyatt Scholarship c/o WCHS 199 Pioneer Lane McMinnville, TN 37110 in lieu of flowers.

We love you PaPa.

Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 12:00pm
    Gardens of Memory Cemetery
    5201 Manchester Hwy.
    Smartt, TN 37378
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    Rickey Hyatt
  • Interment

    Gardens of Memory Cemetery
    5201 Manchester Hwy
    Smartt, TN 37378
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 06:41pm
Donna and family I am so sorry for your loss.
I have such wonderful memories of Us playing
On the farm. I have so many great memories
I am sure he was a great PaPa. Donna I think of such fun we had growing up together. Know I will
Have such fond memories of you and your family.
Prayers for peace and love go with you and your
Loved ones. Always best friends.

Michael, Felicia and Mont Brown

Posted at 07:59am
Our warmest condolences,
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Doris Hawkins

Posted at 01:33pm
Well it is kind of hard to pick a memory of my brother. He has always been there to cheer us on and make us feel there were better days ahead, we just had to keep moving, He was loved by many and he loved those back. He was never at a lost for words and, although he was born in Alabama he became a die hard Tennessee fan and we never let him forget his roots. We will miss him very much. Your oldest sister, Doris Hyatt Hawkins

Diane Coker

Posted at 10:18pm

Dear Hyatt Family,
I have so many memories of the Hyatt family when I was growing up. We went to church with them every Sunday and enjoyed many dinners on the ground with them at the church. I also remember my Grandfather, J. B. Gazaway, taking me over to their place to see Mr. Hyatt about something. I remember Mr. Hyatt as a much younger man looking tan and very fit and strong enough to do any chore on the farm and do it very well. I know he will be sorely missed. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Diane Coker
Diane Coker

Jean Anderson

Posted at 05:50pm
Our Deepest Sympathy... So sorry for your loss..We sure loved him.. I got great memories of going to his and Edna’s ..The coke truck coming to their house was so amazing to me and the wagon rides thru the fields..We had so much fun, always..
Our Love and Prayers for comfort are for you-all....
Jean and Gaylon and family

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