He was born December 20, 1949 in Norwalk to the late Frederick “Fritz” and Norma June (Knapp) Hoyt.
He was a 1968 graduate of Norwalk High School and worked on the Rail Road for 25 years. He also worked at Janesville Products in Norwalk, and owned the Reedtown Tavern a few years.
He enjoyed wood working and building yard art, golfing and swimming outdoors. He was a social member at the American Legion, VFW and Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his loving wife, Norma Hoyt of Norwalk; children, Sandra (Chris) Ruffin of FL and Robert (Cori) Hoyt Jr. of Norwalk; grandchildren, Alex Hoyt of Norwalk, Michael (Tammy) Ruffin of FL, Tyler Ruffin of FL, Derek Ruffin of FL and Camden Hoyt of Norwalk; a brother, Myke (Sandy) Hoyt of Florida; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Thom Hoyt and James Hoyt.
A gathering for family and friends will be held Friday, March 15, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at 3:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family and friends, please join the Hoyt family at the Knights of Columbus for a reception afterwards.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Avenue, Norwalk, OH 44857.