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Joseph Moody Hyatt

02/07/1948 - 05/06/2023


Obituary For Joseph Moody Hyatt

Joseph Moody Hyatt, 75 of Asheville passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2023. He was born in Asheville to the late Moody Birch and Geraldine Pearson Hyatt.

Mr. Hyatt was a Christian, a football coach, teacher and counselor at AC Reynolds High School. He was also a youth sports coach and counselor at Haywood Community High School.

Surviving to cherish his memory is his wife of 52 years, Nancy; children, Olivia, Clarissa, Caleb, Lena, and Josiah; grandchildren, Ona, Skylar, Caleb, Alex, Will, Elias, Luka, and Emmy.

Receiving of friends will be Friday evening, May 12, 2023, from 6-9 pm at The Lord’s Church of Asheville, 36 Michigan Avenue in West Asheville. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Bethesda United Methodist Church, 315 Old Haw Creek Road in East Asheville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made either to Mountain Care, PO Box 5956, Asheville, NC 28813 or to MemoryCare, 100 Far Horizons Lane, Asheville, NC 28803. Online donations can be given in memory of Joe by visiting Mountain Care or MemoryCare.

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  • 05/13/2023

    Remembering Joe from our years as students at Canton High School in the 60's. He was always a good-natured guy whom everyone liked. I was very sorry to hear about his passing. My thoughts are with Nancy and the family during this difficult time.

  • 05/12/2023

    Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. During times like this we rely on our faith, and family and friends for support and love. I know you are blessed with people holding you close in thoughts and prayers. Count me as one.

  • 05/11/2023

    I will always be grateful for Joe's friendship. Our trip to Chicago and various ball card shows will always be special to me. Please know that I am praying for you all during this time. Chris Chapman

  • 05/10/2023

    Nancy, Children and Grandchildren, It was with great sorrow to learn of Joe's passing. Scott felt a brotherhood with Joe for many, many years. Joe was a great man and is sorely mourned. May Our Lord and Savior be with each of you during this time of sadness. Sincerely, Scott and Sharon Byers Conner

  • 05/10/2023

    While working at ACRHS, Joe and I became friends. At the end of each grading period I could always expect Joe to appear at my office door needing help with inputing his student grades into the computer system. He made me laugh at his strong dislike of computers! Since retiring I have thought of Joe and his family often. He was a good friend, with a ready smile and kind words. May God bless each of you and hold you close as we mourn his passing.

  • 05/10/2023

    Nancy and family, I am sorry to hear of Joe's death but I am comforted knowing that he is now enjoying his heavenly home, his new body and is finally free of the health problems he faced in this world. May God's peace be with you and your family and others that mourn Joe's death. In Christian love, Dennis Glazener

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