The Obit For Bob Hyatt

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 Frances Hyatt.

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 nephews.

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.