AMOS, Hoyt David
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Hoyt David Amos 93 of Marietta died Tuesday April 15, 2014. He was the second of 10 children born to the late William (Bill) and Roxie Amos, March 12, 1921 in Roanoke, Alabama. Hoyt graduated with honors from Campbell High School of Fairburn, Georgia in 1939. He received a B.S. in Business from Georgia State University in 1975 with an Associate’s degree from Kennesaw Jr. College in 1969. He married Mary Carmilla McDade in 1944. They met at the State Fair in Jackson, Miss. and wed 2½ years later, the love of his life. After high school Hoyt joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) being stationed at Mount Mitchell in N.C. He later joined the Army Air Corps (Air Force) spending two years in New Guinea during World War II where he flew 50 combat missions as a photographer /gunner. After the war he continued his military service with a total of 20 years served attaining the rank of Master Sgt. After military service he worked as a photographer for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta for 20 years. He was passionate about his family, photography, education, and community service. He was a volunteer for the Cobb County Auxiliary Police Force in the 1960’s, PTA President at Powers Ferry Elementary, and the Past President of the Alumni at Kennesaw State University. Hoyt was an active lifetime member of the VFW Rainbow Post 2681 in Marietta serving several years as Post Trustee. He was a member of Roswell Street Baptist Church. Hoyt is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary Carmilla Amos, sons: David (Pat), Richard (Glenda), Donald (JoBeth), Michael (Pam), Steve (Janice) Amos, and daughters Brenda (Bill) Cole, and Frances (John) Thompson, 21 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters; Betty Jean Clack, Joyce Crowe, Joan Hancock and multiple nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday April 18th in Marietta at Carmichael Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at the same location on Saturday April 19th at 2:00 p.m. Burial service will follow at Cheatham Hill Memorial Cemetery.

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