Bill Ray Hyatt, a generous soul known for his humility and wit, passed away on August 3, 2023, at Saint Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Born in Coffeyville, Kansas on October 3, 1951, to A.C. Jr. and Mildred (O’Meara) Hyatt. Bill spent his life making the world a better place with his ever-present humor and kindness. A longtime resident of Grandview, Missouri and most recently of Raymore, Missouri, he was a man who valued family and friendships above all else and never hesitated to put others before himself.
Bill worked for Walmart in Raymore, Missouri, where he worked as an auto mechanic. His skills and dedication were recognized with numerous awards, attesting to his professional excellence. He was known for his love of the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas Jayhawks, Nascar, and golf. His time spent grilling, smoking, and enjoying the company of family and friends was treasured by all who knew him. He was proud of his service with the VFW and the American Legion. Bill’s legacy will forever be remembered in his laughter, his generosity, and his unwavering dedication to his loved ones.
Bill served his country spending six years in the Army National Guard.
Bill is survived by his son, Todd (Gena) Hyatt, his brother Butch (Sandy) Hyatt, his sister Sue Hook, step-children Chuck (Rhonda) Sanders, Deanna (Norman) Hills, Jon (Theresa) Sanders, his brother-in-law Jim (Gail) Cook, and sister-in-law Corky Hyatt. Bill had a special relationship and cared deeply for his grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents A.C. Jr. and Mildred Hyatt, his wife Patricia Hyatt, his sister Kay Hyatt, his brother Jim Hyatt, and his brother-in-law Floyd Hook.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
A Graveside Service will be on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at the Calvary Cemetery in Coffeyville with Father James Schibi officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Saint Luke’s Hospice House, 3516 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, MO, 64111; contributions may be mailed to Saint Luke’s Hospice House, left with the funeral home, or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.
We invite everyone who knew Bill to share their memories and upload photos to his memorial page at www.dwbfh.com His life was one of service, humor, and love, and those moments of joy should be shared and remembered by all.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, KS 67337.