Robert "Big Earl" Hyter, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away, Saturday, May 24, 2014 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his mother, Celestine Robinson Hyter; and father, Willie B. Hyter Sr.; brothers, Willie B. Hyter Jr., Jessie Lee Hyter, Joe Hyter and John Henry Hyter. Survivors include his devoted wife of 58 years, Creola Hyter; daughters, Sandra Tremble (Larry Benning) Roberta (Adrian "Bo") Ellis, Yvonne Hyter, Kathy Hyter (James Howard), Suzie Hyter (Larry Jennings), and Jacqueline Hyter; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles Hyter of Huntsville, AL and Edmond Hyter of Chattanooga; a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014, at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 1801 Dodds Ave., with Bishop William Simpson, Eulogist. Interment in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East. The body will lie in state after noon today and the family will receive friends from 78 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.