Obituary of Gary Wyatt
Gary Paul Wyatt, 78 of Winchester passed away early Thursday morning February 16, 2017 at Passavant Area Hospital.
He was born September 7, 1938 in Athensville the son of the late Charles Newton and Oma Jane Dyer Wyatt.
He married Sharon Elizabeth Dean July 16, 1962 in Carrollton.
Gary attended Patterson Grade School and Roodhouse High School.
He enlisted in the US Navy in 1955 and served his country aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Philippine Sea. He was a paint and body man for Black Chevrolet in White Hall and then for Green Chevrolet in Jacksonville for over 25 years. He also worked several years as a Police officer for Winchester and as a Deputy Sheriff for Scott County. He enjoyed league bowling, working in his yard, and taking time to watch and feed the birds and the squirrels. His greatest love was his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, working hard to care and provide for them.
Surviving is his wife Sharon at home, his daughter Robin (Andy) DeWitt of Woodson, son Kenneth Wyatt (Nikki Ham) of Rushville, 8 grandchildren, Tyler DeWitt, Amanda DeWitt, Alex DeWitt, Lucas Wyatt, Rachael Blakeman, Mariah Miller, Kyndall Ham, and Karlee Ham, 3 great grandchildren Ben Blakeman, Theo Vermillion and Claire Ahlers.
Also surviving is a sister Ruby Whorton of White Hall, brothers Harold Jerome (Linda) Wyatt of White Hall and Harley Dean (Janice) Wyatt of Roodhouse, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were brothers Adrian Wyatt (surviving wife Rita of Alton), Kenneth Wyatt (surviving wife Mary Lou of Roodhouse) Richard “Stamp” Wyatt, Charles Summers Wyatt, Duane Wyatt, 2 infant brothers, sisters Juanita Jean Wyatt, Lela Bernice Hill (surviving husband Jim Hill of Jacksonville) and 1 infant sister.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday February 20, 2017 at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be in the Winchester City Cemetery. The family will meet friends on Monday from 12:30 until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Scott County Dog Rescue.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.airsman-hirs.com