Hoyt Nelson Dorsett

Published 3:19 pm Friday, July 22, 2022

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Hoyt Nelson Dorsett, 74, of Bermuda Run, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2022.

He was born in Asheboro, on Nov. 13, 1947 to the late Lester and Annie (Pickett) Dorsett.

Hoyt is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Linda Tysor Dorsett; his daughter and son-in-law, Leeanne and Rick Milks; his son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Susan Dorsett; his adored grandchildren, Peyton Milks, Bailey Anne Milks, Elizabeth Dorsett, and Alex Dorsett; his sister and brother-in-law, Earlene and John Ferguson; sister-in-law, Joanne Haywood; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Hoyt was raised in Asheboro and attended Asheboro High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting in 1970 from Greensboro College. During his college years, Hoyt worked at Wachovia Bank. After graduation, he began work at NCR Corporation in the financial systems division. Hoyt worked at NCR for 36 years in sales and management. He helped develop and sell the first check imaging system in the United States. Hoyt truly had the gift of sales, achieving his quota 24 of 28 years. Hoyt retired from NCR Corporation in 2004. Hoyt proudly served in the National Guard for six years.

Hoyt was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, volunteering as a trustee, the finance chair, and cooking for the Good Neighbor BBQ fundraiser.  Hoyt served on the board of the Davie Community Foundation.To know Hoyt was to know his servant’s heart. Hoyt enjoyed offshore fishing and boating at the beach. He was an avid gun collector and enjoyed pheasant hunting in South Dakota. Hoyt loved traveling, gardening, researching stocks, and spending time with his family.

A funeral service was conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with Dr. Suzanne G. Michael officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends following the burial in the church fellowship hall.

In memory of Hoyt, the family invites you to support the American Red Cross by participating in a blood drive at Bethlehem UMC on Aug. 18.  Please use this link to make an appointment to donate:  http://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=BethlehemUMC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Good Neighbor Fund at Bethlehem UMC, 321 Redland Road, Advance NC 27006; or The Effie Ruth Dorsett Scholarship, Davie Community Foundation, PO Box 546, Mocksville, NC 27028.