Lowell Hoyt (87) of Dayton, Tennessee, died on April 6. He was born May 30, 1919, in Dallas Center, Ia., the son of the late Clarence and Anna (Dorsey) Hoyt.
A brother to the late Dr. Herman Hoyt, who was one of the founders and former president of Grace College and Seminary, Lowell Hoyt served on the Grace Board of Trustees from 1949-1982, and also taught part-time in mathematics at Grace.
He was a graduate of Bryan College, Grace Seminary (BD 45, ThM 61), and the University of South Carolina, and served as a pastor and college math teacher during his lifetime.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lola (Goehring, BCE 45, BA 62), and two sons. Lowell is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Peck) Hoyt, of Dayton; his sons, Bruce Hoyt, of New Zealand, Loren Hoyt, of Iowa, Stanley Hoyt, of Georgia, Mark Hoyt, of Texas, and Sherwood Hoyt, of Pennsylvania; his daughter, Nelda Banek, of Texas; 35 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in Dayton with Dr. Doug Russell officiating. Burial was in Rhea Memory Gardens followed by a white dove release. Please share your memories with the family on their online guestbook at www.vanderwallfh.com.