Thomas R. Hyatte

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Thomas R. Hyatte, 86, of Coxville, IN and formerly of Hebron, IN died at 5:35 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 in his residence. Thomas was a retired operating engineer and was the retired owner of the Long Horn Restaurant in Coxville, now known as the Rock Run Cafe and Bakery. He was born July 7, 1927 in Hammond, IN to the late Charles Hyatte and Rose Robert Hyatte. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Alice Guertin Madison Hyatte whom he married on November 24, 1981; one daughter, Carol Chambers of Terre Haute; five sons: Neil (Karen) Hyatte of Hebron, Allan Hyatte of Coxville, Joseph (Angie) Hyatte of Coxville, Lawrence "Jeff" Hyatte of Chicago, IL and Tom Hyatte of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; four stepsons: Dale (Maria) Madison of Coxville, Joseph Madison of Coxville, Richard Madison of Terre Haute, and Robert Madison of Rosedale; two step daughters: Carol (Randy) Thomas of DeMotte and Joy (Doug) Whited of Kouts; sister-in-law, Wanda Hyatte of Cedar Lake; 27 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Joan Hyatte; step-son, Carl Madison, Jr.; granddaughters: Lisa and Shelly Madison; grandson, David; two brothers: Charles Hyatte Jr. and Donald Hyatte; two sisters: Peggy Faverty and Virginia White. Thomas was a graduate of Lowell High School. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, receiving the American Area Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and WWII Victory Ribbon. He was of the Catholic Faith, a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge. Thomas was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Services will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 287 N. Main Street, Rosedale, with the Rev. Danny Caukins officiating. Burial with military graveside honors by American Legion Tony Kashon post 290 will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation is from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home. Memorials, should friends so desire, may be made to First Christian Church, 639 Blackman Street, Clinton, IN 47842 in his memory. Friends may sign an online guest register at:

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Published in The Times on June 24, 2014
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