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James "Richard" Hiatt

February 4, 1931 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 91)


James Richard Hiatt passed away the evening of Thursday, June 2, 2022 in Greensboro, NC.  He passed due to complications of heartbreak after the love of his life of 71 years passed away in September 2021.

Those who knew him spoke of him as being a wonderful man, a leader, humble, genuine, kind, a great man, a friend and an inspiration.  He was an avid Atlanta Braves and NC Tarheels basketball fan.

He had many roles throughout his 91 years. He graduated from Hasty High School in 1949. His first love was baseball, which he spent many hours playing.  He was a mill worker, a distribution center manager, a deliveryman and many other roles.  He was completely dedicated to his family.  He was a faithful and dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many positions in the church.  By far, the most important roles to him were husband, father and grandfather.  He was an example of what a true “man” should be.

His parents, Baron Callis Hiatt and Virginia Lee Beeson Hiatt, one sister Marie Hiatt, two brothers, Jack Hiatt and Joe Hiatt, preceded him in death.  He is survived by his brother Paul Hiatt and sister Rebecca Hiatt Sorenson, sons Rick Hiatt, Robin Hiatt and Gary Hiatt. He was blessed to have 15 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM (EDT), Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point, NC.

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