Oscar Hoyt - K5UBS

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  1. KF5FEI

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    His daughter emailed one of the local groups today to let everyone know he had passed away. Services will be next week in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. The family has created a memorial website:

  2. KF5FEI

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    Oscar was quite the character. He attended most every Nortex QRP meeting since I first joined, and always had a good story or something for show-and-tell. He was a fount of knowledge for old stuff - especially RTTY terminals. He got around quite well for his age, and drove a long way to get to the meetings. His presence will be sorely missed.
  3. K2HAT

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    Oscar A. Hoyt, III, K5UBS SK

    QCWA Number: 28329

    Oscar Hoyt celebrated his 50th anniversary (with Linda Hoyt) on January 26th, 2018, and his 80th birthday on February 7th, 2018. He always said he wanted to make it to 50 and 80. And he did. He passed away the morning of April 5, 2018.
    (Funeral details below.)

    On September 23rd of 2017, Oscar (Sonny to family and many friends) suffered some strokes. His wife, ever vigilant for his health, picked up on the symptoms of his strokes in the middle of the night. After a stint in the hospital and rehab he was back home around mid-October, weak but determined. Unfortunately, on November 16th he had another downturn with infections, which led to sepsis, and more strokes. But he beat them all and made it back to rehab. (He kicked sepsis’ ass!! A hard thing for anyone – let alone an 80 year old! But what else would you expect from someone who kept diabetes strictly under control for 30 years?!) But the roller coaster continued and on December 27th he fell at rehab and ended up with a non-displaced C2 fracture (i.e., a broken neck) which did not require surgery. He beat that as well and went back to rehab. Then on February 21st, two days before he was to return home, he returned to the hospital with infections.

    After 6 months of fighting his body began to lose the fight. Various physical problems (caused by the multitude of previous problems) piled up.

    On March 6, 2018 he was brought home on hospice. Surrounded by family who were determined to give him dignity in death. We waited with him. Sitting by his bedside. Sharing stories that make us laugh and smile.Talking to him. (He was awake, alert and somewhat responsive, but mostly non-verbal.) And we cried because dying sucks.

    After four weeks in at-home hospice, Oscar passed away on the morning of April 5, 2018. We grieve our loss. We cry out that death sucks. And we cling to the promise of 1 Corinthians 15. After celebrating Easter four days prior, we (as Christians) cling to God’s promise of the resurrection of the bodies of believers and the rejoining of body and spirit into a new creation.

    Funeral Service Arrangements:
    His service will be on Monday April 16th at 10am at First Baptist Mesquite in Mesquite, Tx. His graveside will be later that afternoon at 2:30 at the Dallas-Worth National Cemetery in Arlington. There will be no processional to the graveside.

    In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made in his memory to the Willy Victor restoration project. (For information see: pictures of Oscar’s navy days with WV-2, willyvictor.com, info on the EC-121 plane, and info on Willy Victor at Midway Island where he was stationed. He was looking forward to attending the reunion and seeing the restored plane.

    The other pages on this website are some of his memories. As time permits, more memories may be added in the future. If you would like we would love to have you share your memories on the “Memories of Oscar Hoyt” page.

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