Hoyt Robinette, 94, of Kingston, passed away at his home on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
He was born in 1918 to Ira and Addie Robinette in a log cabin on the farm where he lived. He was a lifelong resident of Roane County and a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II
, serving in the U.S. Army
Air Force in the South Pacific. He retired from Union Carbide K-25 Plant after 33 years of service. He was a true Southern gentleman with a quick wit, slow to judge, and always ready to help a neighbor. He had a passion for farming and a great love for his family, friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by Ruby, his wife of 56 years; and his sister, Beuna Guettner.
He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Jerry Hurst, Knoxville, and Marcia and George Stone, Bristol; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Denise Robinette, Senoia, Ga.; grandchildren, Michael Stone, Bristol, Katye Stone, Nashville, and Cory Robinette, Senoia; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers are Cory Robinette, Michael Stone, Jack Guettner, Lamar Childress, Larry Snow, and Jerry Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Hurst, George Stone, Houston Guettner, Raymond Guettner, Ray Crowe and Doug Cook.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in Kyker Funeral Home chapel, Kingston, with Brother Kenny Rains, Brother Ronnie Nickell and Brother Wayne Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Lawnville Cemetery with military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to Union Chapel Baptist Church www.kykerfuneralhome.com