BLACKSBURG – Ebb Hyatt, 83, of 447 Cherokee Ford Road, died Saturday, April 7, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney. Mr. Hyatt and his late wife, Kathleen Hardy Hyatt, were married for over 59 years
Born in Starks, La., he was the son of the late George Hyatt, Thelma Ketchum Hyatt Albair and Burt Albair. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with 30 years of service and the Marine Corps Fleet Reserve. He was a member of the Marine Raiders and served in World War II and the Korean War.
Mr. Hyatt was retired from Duke Power with 13 years of service. He was an avid camper and a caregiver to his late wife.
Surviving are two sons, Edward Hyatt and wife, Susan of Blacksburg and E.B. “Buddy” Hyatt and wife, Glenda, of Harvey, La.; a daughter, Eileen Bloski of Blacksburg; a son-in-law, Jim McCarty of Blacksburg; five grandchildren, Michael Bloski and wife, Kacey, Stephanie Crawford, Jennifer Arms and husband, Mackie, Dale Fitch and Donald Bourg and wife, April; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by members of the Albair family and many cherished in-laws from the Hardy family.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Hyatt was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Harris McCarty.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at White Columns. At other times, they will be at the home.
A celebration of life service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Garden Temple Assembly of God, with the Rev. Danny Marshburn officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Clingman Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Hyatt may be remembered with memorials to Garden Temple Assembly of God, 1335 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, S.C. 29702.
Arrangements by White Columns Funeral Service.