Dr. Wayne Frank Hyatt

  • Born: December 9, 1960
  • Died: February 4, 2015
  • Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

The J. F. Floyd Mortuary

235 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel. (864) 582-5451

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dr. Wayne Frank Hyatt, 54, of Spartanburg, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Born December 9, 1960 in Columbia, SC, and reared in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of Frank Hyatt of Spartanburg, and the late Bobbie Jean Price Hyatt.

Dr. Hyatt a graduate of USC Upstate, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Gardner-Webb University, was a licensed marital and family therapist. He was an adjunct professor of Converse College, former minister to senior adults at Morningside Baptist Church, Chaplain of the city of Spartanburg Police and Fire Departments, facilitator of Survivors of Suicide (SOS) since 2000, an avid hunter and Carolina Gamecock fan.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Diane Ketchum Hyatt; daughters, Kaylie Marie Hyatt, Lindy Nicole Hyatt and Shelley Renee Hyatt, all of Spartanburg; and granddaughter, Brooklyn Nicole Hyatt. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Carol Hyatt.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307. Funeral services will be at 4:30 PM on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at Milestones Church, 885 Simuel Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29301, conducted by the Rev. Hub Blankenship, the Rev. Rob Brown, and Chaplain Deborah Eadie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Out of the Darkness Walk, c/o American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall St., 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005 or online at www.afsp.org, or Hyatt Family Education Fund, PO Drawer 1530, Spartanburg, SC 29304.

The family will be at the home.

Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel



Condolence & Memory Journal


RIP dear Wayne ! You are missed .Our prayers continue for Diana and the girls

Posted by ALFRED & RODICA SAHIAN - SD - Neighbor   February 04, 2016

You are missed. You helped so many. We appreciate your concern for others.
The seminary in Poland is growing and ministering to those escaping the Ukraine.

Posted by Tony and Flonnie Shaw - Spartanburg, SC - Friend   February 03, 2016

I just want to Thank Dr.Hyatt for being there for me while he could. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Monalia - Spartanburg, SC - Patient   April 08, 2015

Diane and girls - We just found out about Wayne's passing and wanted to offer special prayers and thoughts as you face this most difficult time in your life. Always loved being around you guys and your family! Wayne and Keith had such good times during school and enjoyed going to the Cincinnati baseball games and having us over to "fry" that Thanksgiving turkey without blowing anything up! Great friends while in seminary and at Westport Road Baptist Church. I know he will be missed by all the people his life has touched. Love you loads, Tammy & Keith Click

Posted by Keith & Tammy Click - Knoxville, TN - Seminary friends from Louisville   March 05, 2015


Wayne's Memorial Service was a wonderful tribute to him and our LORD. Continued prayers as you continue to heal. Blessings Tony and Flonnie

Posted by Tony and Flonnie Shaw - Spartanburg, SC - Friend and fellow traveler   February 14, 2015

Frank, Diane and Girls,

We were saddened to learn of Wayne's passing. We have wonderful memories of Wayne's young years when we lived nearby in Columbia. Wayne was a man of God, helping so many people. He will be missed by family and friends. Remember Gods Grace is sufficient, we are praying for you. We will see you soon. Love, Joyce and Floyd

Posted by Joyce and Floyd Tyler - Isle of Palms,, SC - Friend   February 13, 2015

Diane & girls, I am so sorry for your loss. Wayne was always such an inspiration to me as I worked with him to care for his dad. May the Lord comfort you during this time of loss. I will be praying for your family in the days to come. Love in Christ, Donna Dimsdale

Posted by Donna Dimsdale - Inman, SC - Cared for his dad   February 09, 2015

Wayne was a good friend to myself and my wife. We sat and talked to him every two weeks. He helped both of us through a lot. Not only with our marriage but wit life in general. He helped me understand my self and what was happening to me from a mental stand point. We will miss him so much. Robert and Ruth Boyer

Posted by Robert & Ruth Boyer - Spartanburg, SC - A good Friend   February 09, 2015

I am sorry for your loss, Diane. I will be praying for you and your family.

Posted by Sudie Gelok - Blacksburg, SC   February 08, 2015

I last saw Wayne and his wife our 30 yr reunion. When I think of Wayne as I saw him.then and as I remember him growing up, the word kind and compassion come to mind. Rest peacefully. Prayers to his family.

Posted by sarah jo hutto bailes    February 08, 2015

I met Dr. Wayne in 2010, while suffering from PTSD due to a traumatic accident. Dr. Wayne was not like a therapist, he was more of a caring, concerned friend. Dr. Wayne was able to get to me when no-one could. I used to look forward to our sessions each week. Dr. Wayne go rest high and run with Jesus, you deserve it. You will be missed


Posted by Joel a. Sprouse - Enoree, SC - Past patient   February 08, 2015

I will always remember the great times we had together while in High School continuing on until just recently communicating via Facebook ... He was a true warrior and served God as a man following His commandments to Love and Share the Good News to others... What a awesome friend was over the years! He was such a comforter and encourager to myself and many others without reservation! I Love You Brother... Rest in His arms!

Posted by Lee Rives - Campobello, SC - Friend   February 08, 2015

Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Posted by Andrea Hollar - Moore, SC   February 08, 2015


Dear Diane and girls, We are saddened by Wayne's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a blessing to our family as well as many others.May God give you peace and comfort.

Posted by Charlene and David Smith - Spartanburg, SC   February 08, 2015


We pray that the Lord gives Diane and girls strength and guides them in this difficult time . RIP dear neighbor ,Dr. Wayne Hyatt !
With deepest sympathy and condolences,
Alfred and Rodica Sahian

Posted by Alfred and Rodica Sahian - Spartanburg, SC   February 08, 2015

He was a very special man! We feel blessed to have known him!!

Posted by Lorie & Roy White - pacolet - Morningside Baptist Church frien   February 07, 2015

Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. wayne was such a blessing to the Quinn family when my dad Ronald Quinn passed away. he was such a support system for my dad when he had his cancer. i know there is a party going on in heaven now that he is there. may God bless you and comfort you at this time...love the quinn family

Posted by RHONDA QUINN MABRY - spartanburg, SC - friend   February 07, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Wayne is a fraternity brother of mine and I have such fond memories of him. Always fun loving and kind. Such a big heart. He will be missed dearly.

Posted by Mike Heath - Atlanta, GA - Fraternity Brother   February 07, 2015

Diane and family,
We remember all of you in our prayers.
Kirk and Clare Neely

Posted by Kirk and Clare Neely - Spartanburg, SC - Friend and former colleague   February 07, 2015


Thoughst and prayers are with this wonderful family.

Posted by Laura Childers    February 07, 2015

Diane & family, I was so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing! He was a blessing to so many. I haven't seen him in years, but I remember him so fondly from Park Hills Baptist Church. He was an awesome guy. My prayers go out to you and the family. God bless

Posted by Cindy Mcabee Jones - Little River, SC - friend   February 07, 2015


Wayne was a wonderful friend who was always willing to help. I met him through the SOS meeting a little oved 6 years ago. He was a wonderful man that loved his family and wasnt afraid to let you how much. My thoughts and prayers to his family. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Sara Evans - Duncan, SC - friend   February 07, 2015

You were my first advisor and teacher and gave me much needed confidence when it came to being in the MFT field. Words cannot express how thankful I am for your guidance at a time where I sometimes felt so lost and defeated. My heart is heavy hearing of your passing and will pray your family finds peace and comfort during such hard and enduring times.Job very well done Dr. Hyatt

Posted by Ashley Grigsby - Aiken, SC - student of Dr. Hyatt   February 07, 2015

Diana And Girls you have my blessings you all are very special to me He was a special call of work from the Lord I have good memories of him here in Louisville when you all was here Prayers are with you all and I love you all ms Helen

Posted by Helen Pedigo - Louisville, KY - Day Care for the girls   February 07, 2015

What a joy it was to travel with you to Poland and thank you for introducing me to "Experiencing God" written by Dr. Henry Blackaby piblished by LifeWay Press. Thank you for all you did for people in need. Blessings to your family and may they be drawn closer to you Father as they go through the rest of theri days upon earth and until they can be united with you. Tony and Flonnie

Posted by Tony and Flonnie Shaw - Spartanburg, SC - Friend and fellow traveler   February 06, 2015