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In Memory Of Our Poets

Doyle W. Wyatt, Jr. (1931-2013) - Class Of 1950

Doyle Wyatt passed away after battling Myasthenia Gravis for over nine years, and recently fighting pneumonia. God called Doyle Wyatt home to heaven on New Year's Day, 2013.

Doyle was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When he was 6 weeks old, his parents moved the family backed to Montgomery, Alabama, where he resided until his death.

At the age of 12 Doyle made his profession of faith to God at Clayton Street Baptist Church and was baptized there. Doyle attended Sidney Lanier High School where he met his soul mate, Jean Ivey. They married shortly after graduation in December 1950 at Forest Park Baptist Church and spent the next 62 years together raising their family and enjoying the birth of many grandchildren.

Doyle was a long time member of Forest Park Baptist Church, which he helped to build and served as a Deacon and Director of the Senior Adult Sunday School Department. He resided at Eastdale Estates and was currently a member of Taylor Road Baptist Church.

Doyle served in the National Guard for 27 years and earned many awards as a competitive marksman. His career included working in construction at Wyatt Construction Company, at Pearson, Humphries, & Jones, Architects, as a building inspector, and for the VA as a Veteran's Housing Specialist.

Doyle enjoyed square dancing, refereeing high school football, traveling in his motor home, fishing at Lake Martin with his daddy, flying, planning family reunions, and attending his children's sports activities.

Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle and Sunshine Wyatt.

He is survived by his wife Jean; sons, Bill (Ming) Wyatt, Mike (Debbie) Wyatt, David (Jennifer) Wyatt, and his daughter, Kim (Mark) Rawson.

He is also survived by his brother, Gene (Charlotte) Wyatt; his sister, Donna (Don) Robinson and his mother-in-law, Foye Ivey.

God blessed Doyle and Jean with many grandchildren, Jennifer, David, Adam, Christy, Alexis, Sarah, Joshua, Erin, Leah, Samantha, Matthew and Hunter, along with many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

A special thanks to Doyle's caregiver, Margaret Dillard.

Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of Alabama Heritage Funeral Home on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 11: 00 - 12:00 prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation or a charity of your choice.<

Condolences may be offered at www.alabamaheritagefh.com.

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on January 4, 2013