Sherman Adron Hyatt, 80, formerly of Hazlehurst, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, FL.
Family and friends are invited to “A Celebration Service” Saturday, July 11 at 11:00 AM at Beauregard Methodist Church north of Wesson. Following the program, there will be a Military Honors Ceremony at the Beauregard Memorial Cemetery, with Brookhaven Funeral Home assisting.
He was born October 26, 1928 in Hazlehurst to parents Elisha and Ollie Mae Hyatt. A graduate of Hazlehurst High School and Copiah-Lincoln CC, Hyatt made the headlines as a standout basketball player for the Wolves. After graduation he joined the Air Force and his love of the game continued as he played for, and coached, USAF championship teams around the world. Adron spent 23 years in military service, including a tour of duty in Saigon, Viet Nam.
After retiring from the USAF, Adron and JoAnn moved home to Wesson where they lived for more than 30 years. He spent a few years catching up on his hunting and fishing, before going to work in Purchasing for Copiah County. He loved the time he spent working in the courthouse and getting reacquainted with home town friends.
Mr. Hyatt spent years as a Sunday School teacher, Royal Ranger leader, song leader, church board member, a deacon and lay minister.
Preceding him in death were his parengs; brothers Sonny Boy and Emory Joe, of Hazlehurst, a brother, Edward of Natchez, and one sister, Nell Perrett Hyatt, Hazlehurst; and a grandson, Jordan Armstrong.
Survivors include: his wife of 57 years, JoAnn Barlow Hyatt; daughter Sharon Hyatt-Armstrong and her husband Fred; son Pastor Ron Hyatt and wife Barbara Forrest Hyatt; brother, Harold Hyatt and his wife Annette Hyatt, of Jackson; grandson Blake Hyatt and wife Yazmin Santiago-Hyatt; and great-grandson Logan Hyatt, all of Gainesville, Florida.