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“Michael was my uncle on my mothers side and my dads best and most dearest friend. Back in the 70s i was a very sick child when we lived in the north...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Matthew Weaver - Walls, MS

“I wanted to share again my sympathy for your family in light of Micheal's passing.You and your family are in God's light right now and may He be with...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: pat danner - cave city, AR

“Prayers for you Tyler and your family. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Tammy Baker - Searcy, AR - Friend

“Tyler,You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.Sarah Wilkerson CasteelDe Queen, Arkansas ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sarah Casteel - Friend

“Are praying Christmas holds you each and everyone near to his heart and dries each and every tear. God be with you all. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon Branning - Harrison, AR

“Tyler and Family: So sorry to learn of Mike's passing. Stacey and I want you to know you and your family are in out thoughts and prayers during...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Lewis Carter - Oak Grove,, LA

“So sorry to hear about ur dad . May he rest in peace. Eugene and Debbie Miller. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Miller - Bald knob

“I remember when Michael started working for Burl Wilson & Herman Thompson as I worked next door at the clinic. For almost 15 years he & I shared a...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Jones - Augusta

“We are so sorry for your loss love your family ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Katie and Ernest Smith - Clinton, AR

“Dear Tyler: On behalf of all of us here at Selected, I am sending our deep sympathies in the loss of your father. We have just heard this sad news...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Randi Ballard - Hot Springs, AR


Michael Leon Hyatt, 68, of Patterson, died Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the Woodruff County Health Center in Mc Crory. He was born June 4, 1947 in Newport a son of the late Delbert and Bonnie (Prince) Hyatt. Michael was raised in Jackson and Woodruff Counties and grew up working on the farm; chopping and picking cotton. He learned at an early age how to work hard, provide for a family and the value of doing so. During his childhood, he could be found in the woods, on the creek or doing something outdoors; most of the time with his brother, Phillip. He carried his work ethic with him his entire life, always working diligently at whatever the task was. Whether it was at his job, in his shop or a project around the house, he wanted to do it to the best of his ability.
Michael was employed by Thompson-Wilson Funeral Homes for 30 years, before health forced him to retire in 2013. For many years, he managed the monument shop for the funeral homes, engraving hundreds if not thousands of monuments and memorials for people all over Arkansas and Tennessee. He operated his backhoe, opening and closing the graves for community members and often times his close friends and even family. Throughout his years with Thompson – Wilson he served many families, assisting with funeral services and anything else needed around the business. As much as he loved working, he was never too busy to spend time with his family. There was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time at his mothers visiting with her and everyone else that stopped by. He was very involved in his grandchildren's lives, enjoying every minute he could spend with them. Michael spent many hours building, painting, "rigging", crawling, acting, pretending and just plain spoiling his grankids. They always brought a sparkle to his eye that nothing else on this earth could.
His sense of humor was very unique and sometimes hard for some people to read, especially if they didn't posses one. Mike's crooked smile, distinctive laugh and sometimes blunt nature were his trademark. If you knew him, you loved him. He had a giving and very generous disposition and would literally give the shirt off his back to anyone he loved.
Daddy (Pop), Pa, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Father-in-law were just some of the titles he carried but the most important one of all was FRIEND. We are going to miss you like crazy but we have no doubt where you are. So until we meet again, rest Pop……. You deserve it!!
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Tyler and Jada Hyatt of Bald Knob; 3 grandchildren (his prides), Peyton Hyatt, Meredith Hyatt and Camryn "Cami" Hyatt; his brothers, Phillip Hyatt (Nancy) of McCrory and David Hyatt of Patterson; a sister, Kathy Hyatt of Farmington and several nieces and nephews who he loved very much.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Bonnie (Prince) Hyatt; 2 brothers, Gary and Dean Hyatt; a sister, Wanda Holland and his grandparents, aunts and uncles who he loved dearly.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Thompson – Wilson Funeral Home in McCrory. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fakes Cemetery with Bro. James Vanoven officiating. A special thanks to everyone at Thompson – Wilson for your generosity and assistance. Arrangements are entrusted to Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob – Judsonia.

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