Roy William Hyett

1957 - 2024

On the second Sunday of May 2024, on the 12 th day at 1:25 am, Roy William Hyett became absent from
his physical body to be present with our Lord. Roy was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer on
April 2 nd , and faced his fast approaching death with the confidence and assurance that he would pass
from this life to eternal life with God. His hope was that the way he faced his passing would point others
to the saving grace of Jesus.
Roy was born on March 4, 1957 in Houston Texas to the Late Maurice and Frances Hyett. He was born
on his mother’s birthday, and she always told him he was her best birthday present ever received. He
worked as a Production Manager for Hyett Manufacturing & Instrumentation for 36 years, before
retiring in 2018. Roy met and married the love of his life, his best friend and soulmate, Julia Hyett, and
together they built a beautiful life for themselves and their five children. Jeremy Hyett (deceased),
Jacob Hyett & wife Megan, Cody Welch & wife Crikette, Cassie Farley & husband Dustin, and Criston
Hyett & partner Barite’. Along with his children, Roy leaves behind 7 grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler, Olivia,
Claire, Caleb, Logan, and Theo. He also was survived by two sisters, Marilyn McShan & husband
Lawrence, Fran Matthews & husband Richard, and a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews and great
nephews.
Roy was a kind and compassionate person, who’s love for the Lord was evident in the way he loved his
wife and family. He was sincerely concerned about the welfare of others, and was a dedicated and loyal
friend to many. He lived a consistent life example of what a husband and dad should be; Protector,
Provider, Leader, Lover, and Best Friend. He was grateful for God’s grace, and spent his adult life
growing in both knowledge and faith until he met his physical death. He wanted to be known by his
legacy of loving and faithful husband, committed and consistent dad, and loving Papa to his
grandchildren. Roy never met a stranger, and always had a story to tell for any occasion. His personality
was larger than life, and his presence warmed any room or space he entered. He had a true joy and love
of trains & Harley Davidson motorcycles. He enjoyed talking about them, riding them, and seeing them
up close and personal. His pride and joy was his O gauge Southern Railway train, complete with Hyett
Railroad track, which he suspended from his family room ceiling, for all to enjoy. He especially enjoyed
adding the Christmas cars during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, complete with lights and
Nativity centered rail cars. Letting his grandchildren operate the train and watching their little faces
light up with happiness filled his heart with joy.
Roy’s absence leaves a huge void in the lives of those who know and love him. There is no better
evidence of a life well lived than the continued presence of love that exists after physical death. Roy’s
impact lives on in those he invested in, and his legacy continues in the lives of his children and
grandchildren.
There will be a Celebration of Life & Legacy for Roy Hyett on June 8 th , 2024 from 2pm-4pm at Center
Grove Baptist Church, 8750 Lasater Road, Clemmons, NC 27006. Friends, family, and all public who
knew and loved him are welcome to attend.

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