Robert Terry Hoyle

Published 1:26 pm Monday, April 18, 2022

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Robert Terry Hoyle, 69, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 15, 2022 at home in Clemmons, NC.

Terry, born on Aug. 2, 1952, was the son of Barbara McKnight Hoyle and the late Robert Lester Hoyle. He attended Shelby High School and Western Carolina University, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Terry had a genuine love of learning and influenced countless students, spending 35 years as an educator at both WCU and Davie High School, where he taught English, Spanish, and worked with FCA.

He loved Jesus and was involved with Mocks United Methodist and Hillsdale Church, often leading Bible classes and sharing the love of Christ with others. Terry will be remembered for his devotion to others, his pursuit of adventure through travel, and his love of literature.

He is survived by: his mother, Barbra Hoyle; brothers, Eric Hoyle of Casar, and Deric and wife Elena of Concord; sisters, Wendy Mode of Shelby and Dawn Blackburn and husband James of Kings Mountain; and several nieces, nephews, and special friends.

The visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at Mocks United Methodist Church in Advance, and the funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons.