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Jerry Allen Wyatt

October 5, 1949

Obituary

Jerry Allen Wyatt, 71, of Heber-Overgaard, Arizona passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2021 from cardiac arrest. He was born to Herbert & Dorothy Wyatt on October 5, 1949 in Decatur, Mississippi. Jerry graduated from Decatur High School in 1967 and received a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from Mississippi State University in 1977.

Jerry is survived by the woman in his life and best friend Dawn Ann Temper, his brother Hugh Lee Wyatt (Lavonne), daughter Michelle Wyatt Brown (Sean), son Phillip Andrew Wyatt (Dillon), and grandsons Zane Patrick Brown & Atticus Wyatt Brown. Jerry was married to Elizabeth Ann Hale in 1972 and Colleen Kathryn Keegan in 1989. Jerry was predeceased by parents Herbert Wyatt and Dorothy Pennington Wyatt Scoggin, brother Hugh Ellis Wyatt, and sister Alice Joy Wyatt Ferguson.

Jerry’s greatest love was to serve. Most everyone who knew him, met him in a serving capacity. He served in the Army in 1969 and 1970 as a Military Police Officer in Korea during the Vietnam War. It is there that he learned everything about guns and went on to serve his community by opening JW's Guns, his profession at the time of his death. Between these two events he served in many capacities for the next 50 years. Some highlights include: Vice President of the Yazoo City Jaycees, class level “Extra” Amateur Radio License N7QVU, part-time teacher at Glendale Community College, volunteer pilot for Flights For Life transporting blood for United Blood Services, Major & Commander of a 60+ member senior/cadet Civil Air Patrol flying squadron, volunteer with the Navajo County sheriffs, HOA President of Pine Lake community, ran a certified Weather Station, administrator for his local online community bulletin board, and volunteer for voting and tax sites. He worked 26 years at American Express Technologies in the roles of programmer, network engineer, and project management. Despite where you met him, you likely remember him as a quirky, funny, and yet serious man and you would not soon forget his unique personality. 

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