NEWPORT - William Philip "Bill" Hoyt, of Hoyt Lane and lifetime resident of Newport, passed away at the New London Hospital, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
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Bill was born on his grandparent's farm in Sunapee, June 27, 1928, the only child to the late Philip Watson and Doris (Sanborn) Hoyt. He grew up on the farm working and helping with chores, even though his parents had moved to Newport for his dad's health. Bill went to school in Newport graduating from Towle High School in the Class of 1946. He married Constance Bennett on April 23, 1949, and shared 39 years together until her passing on April 25, 1988. Bill entered the Air Force in 1952 and was stationed in New York. He owned and operated Hoyt Trucking from the time he was 15 years old and later Hoyt Enterprises. Bill was involved in the building of a new home for the Newport Food Pantry, named the Hoyt Community Care Center in his honor. His spare time involved antique cars and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He appeared in multiple parades throughout New England driving Leapin' Lena for the American Legion, which he also maintained for the past 51+ years. Bill was a self made man and earned all he had with hard work, frugal ways and a heart that cared for his fellow man.
He is survived by his daughter Beth L. Hoyt-Flewelling and her husband, Dana, of Sutton, his long time companion of over 26 years, Bunny Perry, of Newport, his grandson Aaron Flewelling.
services: Calling hours will be Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home, 42 Main St. in Newport. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the South Congregational Church, 20 Church St., Newport, with the Rev. Craig Cowing officiating.
Burial with Military Honors conducted by the Brewster-Gould-Lee-Rollins post #25 will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery, routes 11 and 103 in Newport.
Donations in Bill's name may be made to either Sullivan County Nutrition, 76 South Main St., Newport, NH 03773 or to the Newport Service Organization (NSO) 30 John Stark Hwy, Newport.
For the full obituary or to send a condolence, please visit the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at www.newtonbartlett.com.
Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home
42 Main Street Newport, NH 03216
Published in Union Leader on July 29, 2014