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Mr. William Jay "Bill" Wyatt, 92, of Gray passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 2, 2017, at his home.
He was the son of the late Matthew and Elizabeth Taylor Wyatt born on Aug. 17, 1925, in Corbin.
Mr. Wyatt was a former machine operator with CTA and a member of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed woodworking and faithfully served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
On Oct. 26, 1967, he united in marriage with Nancy Brock.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Dillion; three brothers, Joe, Jim and Charles Wyatt; and a daughter-in-law, Sandy Wyatt.
Survivors include his loving wife, Nancy Wyatt of Gray; nine children, Stan Wyatt and wife Joan, Sandy Wyatt and husband Mike, Johnny Wyatt and Terry Wyatt and wife Barbara, all of Corbin, William David Wyatt and wife Lisa of Cannon, Robert Matthew Wyatt and wife Tamara of Florida, Thomas Andrew Wyatt and wife Lauri of Gray, Mark Anthony Wyatt of Paint Hill and Quentin Ray Wyatt and wife Amy of Gray; a brother, Leslie Eugene Wyatt and wife Billie of Corbin; 24 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; among other loved ones and dear friends.
His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Mounce and the Rev. Owen Smith officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Wyatt Cemetery with military funeral honors.
Casket bearers will be his grandsons and nephews. Honorary bearers will be his fellow World War II veterans.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday between 6 and 9 p.m. and Wednesday prior to the funeral hour.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.
Published on September 5, 2017
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