Bryan Cody Hoyt was born the son of Joseph Lee Hoyt and Shelia Marie Heilig Hoyt on December 25, 1991, in West Plains, Missouri, and departed this life April 3, 2018, in Georgetown, Texas, at the age of 26 years.
He is survived by his parents, Joe and Shelia Hoyt of Thayer, MO; six brothers and sisters, Christy Newland and husband, Peter of Bensen, AZ, Brandon Hoyt and finance, Nicki Messamer of Virginia, Austin Hoyt and wife, Sarah of Wichita, KS, Justin Hoyt of Springfield, MO, Cruz McDermott and wife, Lauren of Jonesboro, AR, and Destini Ball and husband, Ryan of Thayer, MO; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends.
Cody was raised in the Thayer and Springfield, Missouri areas. He graduated Willard High School in December 2009, six months ahead of schedule. He was so excited to start his adventure with the Army. He entered and completed basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood and served in Afghanistan. He was decorated for his service. Bryan Cody Hoyt was considered an excellent soldier, a great leader, and a good friend by many who served with him in the military. After being honorably discharged, Bryan wanted adventure. He moved to Alaska to attend University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He enjoyed out door activities, especially snowboarding.
He was loved and respected for his leadership abilities. His friends shared the following thoughts about Cody. He was someone who always had a joke or silly grin on his face. He also had a passion for life bigger than life itself. He had a smile that could light up a room and a laugh that was infectious to anyone around. Bryan was a man with strong opinions, but could talk and laugh with different people.
He was a loving and kind son. In his childhood he was winsomely sweet. Bryan was more than a brother, he was a best friend, and a bright point in so many lives. He was not just a selfless brother, but selfless to everyone he was around…No matter what we as family were going through he was always right there to make us laugh and a good listener. We wouldn’t be who we are today without Cody. His love, light and humor made us all better people. Many of us looked up to him. He was brave, caring, strong, and loving. We will forever miss and love him.
Cody had a heart for other veterans suffering with PTSD. He hoped, once he over came the effects of PTSD, to help others. He spoke on numerous occasions that he hoped to start a pod cast and find other ways to help fellow soldiers. Bryan was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to https://www.mightyoaksprograms.org
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, April 8th, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.
The family will receive friends Saturday, April 7th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer.
Interment will be in the Arytown Cemetery near Thayer, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.