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Tommy James WYATT

Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Tom Green County,
Texas

Tommy 23 Sept 1923 - 31 Jul 1977
Born in Seymour, Baylor County, Texas and
died in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas
Son of Jacob Floyd "Jake" Wyatt (1893 - 1988)
and Bertha Holloway Wyatt (1901 - 1994)
Siblings:
Buck Wyatt (1916 - 1983)
Donnalita Wyatt Evetts (1918 - 1995)
Dorothy Irlene Wyatt Ferguson (1921 - 1998)
Jay Wyatt (1933 - 2001)
Fay Wyatt (1933 - 1933)
Joe Bob Wyatt (1941 - 2003)
Jim Ed Wyatt (1945 - 2003)

*Obituary
Tommy James Wyatt died after a lengthy illness on July 31, 1977. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Betty Jean Wood Wyatt; daughter, Peggy Jean Wyatt Fields of Houston; son, Tommy James Wyatt, Jr. and his wife Susan and daughter Lisa of Sterling City; and son, Bobby Don Wyatt and his wife Cheryl of Dell City. Also by his parents, Jake and Bertha Wyatt of Brownwood; brothers, Buck Wyatt of Brownwood, Jay Wyatt and his wife Nelda of Houston, Joe Bob Wyatt and his wife Nita of Katy, Jim Ed Wyatt and his wife Connie of Waxahatchie; sisters, Donnie Evetts and her husband Gene of Tuscon, Arizona, Brunetta Leach and her husband James of Midland, Billie Williams of Houston, Linda Champion and her husband Marvin of San Jose, California, and, Arlene Ferguson and her husband Buster of Dallas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Tommy met the love of his life, Betty Jean Wood, while he was working as a truck driver transporting gasoline for the government from Baird, Texas, to Camp Bowie in Brownwood. She worked for the Western Union Company in Abilene and Brownwood and they met at a USO dance. They married on May 15, 1943.

Tommy served his country in the US Army; placed into service in June, 1943. He trained at Camp Wallace in Galveston County, Texas, which served anti-aircraft units. He rose to the position of Staff Sargent and was in charge of 300-500 men all throughout Europe. His unit went to France after the Battle of Normandy. He was discharged in February, 1945.

Tommy worked most of his life in the oilfields with oilfield transport companies. In the 50's he started with the Cactus Oil Company in Midland and was transferred to Big Lake, Texas. After the company was bought out by the Permian Oil Company, he was transferred to San Angelo in 1960 to man the positon of District Manager. Turning down several opportunities for promotion, he held that position even after the company became part of the Occidental Petroleum Company.

Tommy was a hard working man but used every opportunity he could get to vacation with his family. He enjoyed camping and some fishing.


Betty 29 Sept 1924 - 22 Aug 2012
Daughter of Emmett Newton Wood (1898 - 1975)
and Mary Fay Ramsey Wood (1899 - 1991)
Born in Moran, Shackelford County, Texas
and died in Sterling City, Sterling County, Texas
Siblings:
Emmett Elvin Wood (1920 - 1992)
Wanda Faye Sugg (1922 - 2004)
Billy Mack Wood (1927 - 2003)
George Holmes Wood (1932 - 2001)
Mary Dell Wood Evans (1934 - 1991)
Treva Wood Simpson (1941 - 2015)
Jerry Don Wood (1943 - 1945)

*Obituaty Betty Jean Wood Wyatt, a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt, passed away after a lengthy illnes on August 22, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Wyatt Fields of Grapevine; son Tommy James Wyatt, Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Sterling City, their daughters, Lisa Wyatt of Fredericksburg and Betsy Wyatt Cox and her husband, Aaron, and son Cash Wyatt Cox of Fredericksburg. Also by her son Bobby Don Wyatt and his wife, Cheryl, of Anderson; their sons, Chris Wyatt of Houston, Chad Wyatt of College Station, and Colby Wyatt and his wife, Jenn, and their daughter, Veronica, of Flower Mound; and, daughter Courtney Wyatt Barrett and her husband, John, and their daughters Maggie and Alexis and son Patrick of Katy, Other survivors include a sister Treva Simpson of Mesquite and sisters-in-law Peggy Wood of San Angelo, Linda Wyatt Champion of The Colony, Brunetta Wyatt Leach of Midland, Connie Wyatt of Brownwood, and Vivian Wyatt of Bedford. Also, a large number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Tommy James Wyatt, her parents Emmett Newton and Mary Faye Ramsey Wood of Cisco, sisters Mary Dell Allen Evans of Clyde, Wanda Sugg of Chico; brothers Emmett Elvin Wood of Iowa Park, George Holmes Wood of San Angelo, Billy Mack Wood of Lake Brownwood, and Jerry Don Wood of Cisco.

Betty was married to Tommy James Wyatt on May 15, 1943. They met while she was working for Western Union in Abilene and Brownwood at USO functions and married before he went to Europe to be involved with World War II. Their love for each other carried them through 34 years of marriage until Tommy's early passing in July of 1977.

Betty worked for Cleveland Supply several years and Alamo Iron Works of San Angelo before her retirement. She was an active member of the East San Angelo Lioness Club and served as president starting in 1983. She enjoyed dancing and being with friends and family.

Contributed on 10/9/15 by bobwyatt
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Submitted: 10/9/15 • Approved: 10/10/15 • Last Updated: 3/26/18 • R92022-G92022-S3

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