Hoyt Roberson


Visitation Details

Graveside Service Details
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 11:00 AM
Monday, September 10, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
North Etowah Baptist Church Mars Hill Cemetery
Interment Mars Hill Cemetery
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:00 AM











Hoyt Roberson, 90 of Etowah, Tennessee, passed away on September 7, 2018, at Etowah Health Care. He was a long time resident of McMinn County, and was the son of the late W.M. and Willa Mae Roberson. He was preceded in death by one sister; Billie Scarbrough and 5 brothers, James, Charles, Ralph, Roy and Paul. He was a member of North Etowah Baptist Church where he served for many years as a deacon and usher. Hoyt loved his Lord and Savior and his church. Hoyt owned and operated, along with his wife Martha Dean, the Etowah Dry Cleaners for 35 1/2 years, along with serving on various committees in McMinn County. He served in the McMinn County Election Commission Board, McMinn County Educational Task force with Dr. John Forgety, Etowah Housing Board, Etowah Lions Club, Etowah Masons, Shriners and was a member of American Legion. He was instrumental on organizing the Etowah Chamber of Commerce and underwriting and funding the start of Woods Memorial Hospital now called Starr Regional Medical Center. Hoyt served in the military, U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956 during the Korean War. He served at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas under base adjacent and was attached to flight 986 in ground communications. He was then transferred to Elemendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, where he received top security clearance to work on systems which served to provide early warnings of incoming Soviet bombers both land and sea. Hoyt leaves behind his wife of 69 years, Martha Dean Roberson; two daughters and husbands; Ralph and Debra Jones, Tony and Donna Hitch; four grand children; Josh and Kati Thurman, Hannah Snyder, Eric and Ruth Hitch, and Justin Hitch; four Great-grandchildren; Noah Snyder, Carly Snyder, Kaitlyn Hitch, and Ethan Hitch. One brother, Richard Roberson, along with other numerous family members and special friends, Rebecca Brownlow, Rual Watson, Gayle Ernsting, and Cathy Rayburn. The family would like to thank Dr. Donald Watters, Dr. Sam Olsen, Etowah Health Care, Amedysis Home Health and Hospice for their love and excellent care. The family will be receiving friends from 5 to 8 p.m. at North Etowah Baptist Church on September 10, 2018. The family and friends will assemble at Bordwine Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2018, and proceed to Mars Hill Cemetery for the 11:00 a.m. graveside service with Dr. Jimmy McCarter and Layspeaker Dennis Bordwine officiating. Pallbearers will be Tony Hitch, Ralph Jones, Josh Thurman, Jeff Roberson, Phillip Roberson, Rual Watson, Sam Ferguson and Jerry Ferguson. Honorary Pall bearers will be Hoyt’s North Etowah Sunday School Class. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be made to Wesley Memorial Food Bank, P.O. 306 Etowah, TN 37331.





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  1. Lisa Simpson Mould September 11, 2018

    Dean and family, I have such fond memories of Hoyt. He was always kind and genuine. My sympathies to you all, Lisa

  2. Judy Zimmerman September 11, 2018

    Donna, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for You and your family.

  3. Sue Sewell September 10, 2018

    Sorry for your loss. Will be praying for you during your loss.

  4. Rodney &Margaret Cox September 10, 2018

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. I have fond memories of Hoyt and dad’s banter with each other growing up in Etowah. Once more the town has lost another pioneer.

  5. Jonathan, Hailey, and Fisher Rayburn September 10, 2018

    Our prayers are with you.

  6. Patricia Horton September 9, 2018

    My sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Sending prayers to all of you during this sad time. God Bless all of you.

  7. Louise Duckworth September 8, 2018

    My condolences to all the family. Hoyt was a good and well-respected gentleman. May God bring you comfort and strength during this trying time.

  8. Mike Goodson September 8, 2018

    So very sorry to hear of your loss.
    Prayers going up for you and your family.

  9. Gail Johnston Guinn September 8, 2018

    Dear Dean, Debra, and Donna,
    Sorry to learn of Hoyt’s death – an era gone! I knew Hoyt all my adult life. He was courteous, caring, and loyal to his hometown folks! He will be missed.
    God bless each of you and may comfort abide in you.


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