John Michael Hyatt of Parkville, MO passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 3, 2018 at the age of 47. He was the most amazing Dad, Husband, Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend to everyone. A Celebration of John's life will be held at 5 pm Saturday, May 12th at Park Hill Baptist Church, 7609 MO-9 Hwy, KC, MO 64152. Visitation will be from 3-5 pm. All are welcome to attend, John requested casual dress for his services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a charity close to John's heart, Jill's Hope, http://Jillshope.org 1406 NW Vivion Road, KC, MO 64118.
John was born January 9, 1971 to Melvin (Bud) and Patricia (Caldwell) Hyatt. He loved growing up on Hampton Woods Drive in Parkville and had nothing but great memories from his childhood there with his brother Ed. He attended Park Hill High School and graduated in 1989. He then went on to A&P mechanic school at Maple Woods College. He married his wife Jackie (Williams) on June 18th 1995 in Maui, Hawaii. In 2006, they welcomed their only child, a son, William Allen. Being a father was what John enjoyed the most in his life. He spent all of his free time playing with Will and truly was the best father anyone could ask for. John coached Will's baseball, basketball and soccer teams for many years.
He had many jobs over his life including electrician, construction, TWA, and salesman before finally starting his own company, Hyatt Mailing Solutions in 2010. His talkative nature and ability to fix any machine helped him be successful. His customers were like family and helped immensely during his illness.
John was very selfless and helped everyone he could his entire life. He was often running out for "just a few minutes" to help a friend or neighbor. He enjoyed camping at Stockton Lake growing up, and at Smithville Lake the past several years. He loved pulling kids on the tube and was relentless trying to throw them off which always left everyone laughing. He liked to hunt and spent many winters with family and friends hunting deer and pheasant. John had a special place in his heart for all dogs but he will especially be missed by Max and Ruby.
John was diagnosed with tonsil cancer first in 2012. He battled through chemotherapy and radiation and was in remission until February 2017, when his cancer returned. He fought bravely and never complained. He sought treatment recently at MD Anderson in Houston, TX and participated in a few clinical trials that helped extend his life. Although the timing of his passing was unexpected, he was growing so tired of fighting. His family was able to be with him as he entered Heaven thanks to the wonderful staff at North Kansas City Hospital. He was at peace with his time here on earth and left with no regrets.
He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Colvin and Verna Marie Hyatt and Willie Lee and Ola Jane Caldwell. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jackie and son William. Parents Bud and Patricia Hyatt. Brother, Edward Hyatt and his wife Kerri, Father and Mother in law John and Lorena (Rennie) Williams, Sister in law Melissa and her Husband David Yoho, Sister in law Becky and her husband Jimmy Stansil. Nieces Trisha Hyatt, Brittney and Megan Stansil, Makenna and Miranda Yoho, Nephew Allen Hyatt and many other relatives including Aunts, Uncles and cousins. He also leaves behind many loving friends who were like family to him.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all family and friends who helped throughout John's illness. It was truly humbling to John to receive the help he so often extended to others. Even after his death he was able to help others by being a cornea donor, something that would have made him so incredibly happy.
acquantance ,Lees Summit ,Missouri
I work at Talco where John has serviced our machines for quite a while. Everyone here really admired him, very professional and just a great guy.
Family Friend ,Marlton ,New Jersey
I’m hugging you, Jackie, and the entire family. As I’ve said, John was a funny, dedicated husband, wife father and friend.
“Will, I’m sorry for your loss.” Miles
Love, Laura and Miles