Hoyt Kilpatrick, age 72 of Murphy, NC passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his residence.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC to the late Andy and Verdie Jones Kilpatrick. Hoyt retired from Levi Strauss in Blue Ridge, GA after working for 33 1/2 years as a machine mechanic. He received certificate of awards for him many accomplishments through achievements made on his job at Levi Strauss. Hoyt was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather. He loved the Lord and loved his church family. Hoyt was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Frank Kilpatrick and William Howard Kilpatrick.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Roberts Kilpatrick of 51 years; two daughters, Melinda Kay Kilpatrick Cribbs and husband Joel of Ft. Myers, FL and Lora Lynn Kilpatrick Stewart and husband Terry "Huck" of Murphy; one son, James Andrew Kilpatrick and wife Charlotte of Blue Ridge, GA; four grandchildren, Ariel Lynette Rogers, Chase Roberts, Angel Roberts and Jonah Kilpatrick; and six great-grandchildren; one sister Dorothy Kilpatrick.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Hopewell Baptist Church. Pastor Bill Maughan and Rev. Matthew Mull will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry "Huck" Stewart, Joe Cribbs, Matthew Mull, Boone Roberts, William Roberts, Chase Roberts, Jason Roberts, Brian Mundy and Brian Stiles.
The family will receive friends from 12-2 PM, Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Hopewell Baptist Church.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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