Robert C. Hyatt
Published in the Orlando
Sentinel on July 29, 2010
HYATT, ROBERT C.
83, of Continental Country Club, died Wed., July 28, at his home in Wildwood.
Born in Little Rock, AR, he was the son of Carl H. and Mary E. Hyatt.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife of 46 years, Christine
A professional baseball player, Mr. Hyatt was signed as a third baseman
for the Little Rock Travelers, while still in high school and played his
first professional game against the Memphis Chicks at the age of 17. After
a stint in the Army, he played for a number of professional teams until
his retirement from the game in 1957.
Following his sports career, he was a plumber for Hyatt Plumbing &
Heating Co., and co-founder of the Pine Hills Boys Club. He coached Little
League baseball for 20 years and is the author of "The Key to the
Batter's Box", a journal of his experiences in baseball.
Survivors include three sons, Robert M. Hyatt of Titusville, Carl K. Hyatt
of Los Angeles, and Richard L. of New Port Richey; and two daughters,
Vicki Dixon of Ocala and Jacki Rowe of Longwood; 11 grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Norma Jean (Duke) Doolittle of Gulf
Shores, AL and Anne (Robert J.) Welch of Lenoir, NC; and many nieces and
The family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Sumter Co., in
lieu of flowers. Services entrusted to Loomis Family Funeral Home and
Cremation Service 420 West Main Street Apopka, FL. 32712 407-880-1007.
Please visit www.loomisfuneralhomes.com to sign the online guest book.