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Raymond Hoyt

June 26, 1932 - July 16, 2018
Kingsley, MI


Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 4, 2018
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Summit City Grange Hall
9345 Church St.
Kingsley, MI 49649


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Forest Area Credit Union in care of Penny (Hoyt) Stafford


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
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Lilies Of The Alley
227 E. State St - Alley
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 360-3620
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Life Story / Obituary


Raymond Frederick Hoyt, age 86 of Kingsley, passed away peacefully and went to be with his Jesus in Heaven on July 16, 2018 with his family by his side. Raymond was born on June 26, 1932 in Ingham Twp., to Frederick Andre and Cecile Rose (Tobias) Hoyt.

He worked residential construction and then later at JP Manufacturing and was a member of the Revival Center of Kingsley. Raymond enjoyed working with friends and family on construction projects, working in the garage on lawn mowers and woodworking projects, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Raymond is survived by wife, Bernetta (Forward) Hoyt; children, Fred (Audrey) Hoyt, Penny (Scott) Stafford; grandsons, Keith Hoyt, John Hoyt, Jacob (Brooke Wessell) Smith and Devon Smith; great-grandchildren; William Hoyt, Remi Hoyt, Enzo Hoyt and Marlee Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Merlyn Golec and brothers, Milton Hoyt and Basil Hoyt.

An informal gathering to celebrate Raymond’s life will be held 2pm to 6pm, Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Summit City Grange Hall, 9345 Church St near Summit City Rd. In lieu of flowers contributions can be directed to Forest Area Credit Union in care of Penny (Hoyt) Stafford. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.