Donald David Wyatt, 71 of Manhattan, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House.
He was born on December 3, 1947 in North Carolina, the son of James Robert and Hilda Pearl (Moody) Wyatt. He graduated high school in Waynesville, North Carolina in 1966 and served in the U.S. Army for three years with a tour in Vietnam.
On September 19, 1970, he married Judy I. Rudolph, a beautiful girl from Riley. She preceded him in death on October 21, 2007.
Don worked for Kansas Gas Service, retiring in 2007. He was a member of the V.F.W., International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Classic Chevy International and AARP. He was a skilled carpenter and automobile mechanic. There wasn’t much he couldn’t fix. Don was a friend to everyone he met.
Don is survived by one daughter, Kristina Wyatt of Manhattan; one son, Keith Wyatt and Megan of Council Grove; three sisters, Evelyn Haney of North Carolina, Louise Mathus and James of North Carolina and Sharon Ranger of Nebraska; one brother, Richard Wyatt and Karen of North Carolina; one brother in law, James Rudolph and Candy of Riley and four grandchildren, Lydia Mae Wyatt, Zephyr Charles O’Hara, Mazzy Mae Wyatt and Hawkston Jude Wyatt.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Robert Wyatt, Jr.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home and then will form a procession to go to the Riley Cemetery. The graveside funeral services with Military Honors will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Riley Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. The Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at the Blue Hills Room (RC McGraws) in Manhattan, KS from 4:30p.m. until 7:00p.m.
A memorial has been established for the KSU Johnson Cancer Research Center and contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.