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 Jack Thomas Hoyle

Jack Thomas Hoyle

Belwood, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Death 24 Nov 2012 (aged 91)
Belwood, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Lawndale, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
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Jack T Hoyle

Jack Thomas Hoyle, 91, of 126 St. Peter's Church Road, Belwood, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 at his home.

Jack was born on May 27, 1921, in Belwood, NC to the late Hugh D. and Vivian T. Hoyle. He married Wilma Gladys Mitchem, October 4, 1944. They had three children Cynthia Jane, William Robert, and Joseph Lemuel Hoyle.

He graduated from Belwood High School, Lees McRae Jr College in 1940 and attended the US Navy Midship School in New York, NY and was commissioned as Ensign, February 7, 1941. He served in the Navy during World War II on the USS New York, USS Hughs during the battle at Midway, USS Sigsbee, and troop ship USS Gen. John Pope. He was appointed to rank of Lieut. Commander, October 3, 1945.

He entered the University of NC, Chapel Hill in the fall of 1945. After Wilma finished her teaching degree in 1946 she moved to Chapel Hill with Jack and, they lived there until he finished his masters degree in June of 1949. They moved to Lincolnton where Jack had been employed as a science teacher at Lincolnton High School. In 1952 they moved to Belwood into the house Wilma lived as a child. Then in 1979 he was selected as recipient of the Outstanding High School Science Teacher Award, sponsored by Carolina-Piedmont Section of the American Chemical Society. Jack retired from Lincolnton High School in May of 1983.

Jack joined Kadesh United Methodist Church in 1931, though after marrying in 1944, he moved his membership to St. Peter's United Methodist Church. He taught Sunday school classes and held various offices in the church. He was scout master for several years and also served on the Belwood Town Council.

In addition to his parents Jack was preceded in death by his wife Wilma Mitchem Hoyle in May of 2007.

He is survived by daughter, two sons, sister, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall. Condolences may be made online at

The funeral will be on Tuesday at 2:00PM at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, Belwood with the Rev. Katherine Earley officiating. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes before the service.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials: St. Peter's United Methodist Church c/o Garry Tillman 6443 Fallston Rd. Lawndale, NC 28090.

Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Thomas Hoyle (27 May 1921–24 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102497806, citing Saint Peters Methodist Church Cemetery, Lawndale, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Billy Roberts (contributor 46891998) .