James Earl Hyatt


James Earl Hyatt, 81, of Glasgow, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at his residence.
He was born on Sept 5, 1938 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of the late William A. Hyatt and Floye Skinner Hyatt.
Early on, James attended the University of Atlanta, later he earned a bachelor's degree in library science and an education degree from Western Kentucky University. He was a highly decorated veteran, serving in the U.S. Marines for 13 years, the HHB 623rd Field Artillery, Kentucky National Guard for 21 years and had tours in Vietnam and Desert Storm. He served as the director of Mary Wood Weldon Memorial library for 33 years and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mossie Stockton Hyatt; daughter, Kim Akers (Danny); son, Bryson Hyatt; grandchildren, Amber Steward (Chris), Austin Chesley (Colin), Brittany Evans (Ben), Sarah Akers, Rebekah Akers, Brienna Allen, Amelia Platt (Michael), Cpl. Quientin Hyatt, Sydney Brown (Cameron), Grayson Hyatt, Garrett Hyatt and Sam Hyatt; great grandchildren, Alexander, Anderson, Colin Jr., Caleb and Addison Chesley, Kimberly, Ben David, Daniel and Cadie-Byrn Evans; brother, William A. Hyatt; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Hyatt.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, James E. Hyatt II.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10 at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Craig Cemetery in Albany, Kentucky. Military honors provided by the DAV Chapter #20 of Glasgow.
Visitation will be on Monday from 3 until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday morning until time for services.
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Published on September 9, 2019
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