John Charles Hayter, 71, South Beloit, Illinois died at 3:20 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2009 in Beloit Memorial Hospital after a courageous two year battle with cancer. \r\r\n\r\r\n Born August 28, 1938 in South Beloit, Illinois, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie and Roxie (Hepler) Hayter. Married the former Patricia Puddicombe in Rockton, Illinois on August 16, 1958. He was employed by Fairbanks Morse, Beloit, Wisconsin, an engineer by Rockford Powertrain, Inc. for 27 ½ years, owned and operated Hayter’s Hardware in Plainfield, Wisconsin from 1979-1983 and then worked at Cup Pac, Williams Tree Farm and Red Barn Golf Course, where he got his hole-in-one. He was a member of Central Christian Church in Beloit, Wisconsin where he was a deacon, Roscoe Masonic Lodge AF & AM #75 for over 40 years and Pool League and was captain of the pool team. He was an avid Nascar fan, especially Dale Earnhart, Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed all types of sports. Graduated from Hononegah High School, Class of ’57 and from Rock Valley Community College. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include wife Patricia Hayter, South Beloit, Illinois; daughter Carol (Gary) Cox, Rockton, Illinois; son Rodney Hayter, South Beloit, Illinois; daughter Cynthia (Tim) Teske, Almond, Wisconsin; four grandchildren Courtney, Mandy, Daniel and Anthony; four great grandchildren and one on the way; one sister Dorothy (Bert) Lenny Wenatchee, Washington and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and four sisters. \r\r\n\r\r\n The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Beloit Regional Hospice and the 3rd floor special care team at Beloit Memorial Hospital for their compassionate and tender care given to John. \r\r\n\r\r\n Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Central Christian Church, 2460 Milwaukee Road, Beloit, Wisconsin with the Reverend David Medding, pastor, officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. McCorkle Funeral Home 767 N Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, Illinois assisted the family. Visitation will be held at the church from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday. A Masonic service will be held at 6:45 p.m., Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Beloit Regional Hospice 655 Third Street, Suite 200 Beloit, WI 53511.