BLAINE - Roy E. Hoyt, 83, our loving husband, father, uncle, and friend, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at the Presque Isle hospital. He was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Mars Hill, son of Clayton and Florence (Bell) Hoyt, and resided in Blaine all his life.
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He worked for Brewer's Garage for many years, and then for Dead River Co., Mars Hill, as a burner technician. He loved working with his hands and was a jack-of-all-trades. For 57 years he lived in the home that he had built, and then in the apartment that he built with the help of Charles Durost until his passing. In the later years, he loved to read and devoured many books with his reading buddy, Nancy Beals. He also enjoyed watching the alpacas from his living room window. Dad, "Papa" you will be missed, but we are at peace knowing that you are in a far better place and looking forward to the day when we shall meet again. He was a member of First Free Baptist Church of Blaine and Aroostook Lodge No. 197.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Daphene (Brewer) Hoyt of Blaine; two daughters and their husbands, Pauline and Richard Porter of Blaine, and Ruth and Richard Clockedile of Alfred; and two sisters, Priscilla Lenentine of Lodi, Wis., and Clara Endres of Lakeland, Fla. Papa will be dearly missed by his four grandchildren, Tracey Milliard and husband, Steven, LauraLee Durost and husband, Troy, and Joshua and Ian Clockedile; and great-grandchildren, Courtney, Logan, Bailee, Emilee, Will and Maizy. He was predeceased by a brother, Elbridge Hoyt; and two sisters, Una and Geraldine Hoyt.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at First Free Baptist Church, Blaine, with the Rev. Gardner Smith officiating. Friends may call 1 p.m. Friday until time of service at the church. Interment will be at Tapley Cemetery, Blaine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to First Free Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 109, Blaine, ME 04734. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.duncan-graves.com.
Published in BDN Maine on August 16, 2012