Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel

Donald Wyatt

Donald Robert Wyatt


Donald Robert Wyatt, 86, of Kissee Mills, passed from this life on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at his home.


He was born on August 19, 1925 in Maher, Colorado, the son of Arter McDallas and Amy Amelia Wyatt.  His family returned to Taney County in 1929, where he spent the remainder of his life. 


Don married Ruby Dean Roberts on November 14, 1948 at Kissee Mills.  They have two sons and daughter-in-laws, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.


Don placed his faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior in the mid-1960s under the teaching of Maudie David.  He loved reading the Bible and was amazed by God’s grace toward us as taught by Bro. Clarence Ferwerda.  He served in a variety of roles at Kissee Mills Bible Church including lay minister in the 1990s until his health begin to fail.


He served in the US Army in WWII and received a purple heart in Worms, Germany.  Don owned the Beaver Creek Boat Dock with his dad Arter and brother Dale from 1952 until his retirement in 1989. He also raised cattle.  Don loved life, his family, and laughing at stories with family and friends.


Survivors include his wife of sixty-three years, Ruby, his son Steve and Sandy Wyatt of Kissee Mills, son Brad and Pam Wyatt of Longview, Texas, granddaughter Christi Becker and Jeremy of Lindenhurst, Illinois, grandson Scott Wyatt and Lisa of Kissee Mills, grandson Justin Wyatt and granddaughter Emily Wyatt, both of Pearland Texas, six great-grandchildren Ivy, Gabe, Zach, Stevie Mae, Ally, and Danielle, three great-great-grandchildren Jayla, Amya, and Ari, and a host of nieces and nephews whose pictures adorn the refrigerator and cabinets in their home.  He is also survived by a brother Dale Wyatt of Ozark, Missouri and a sister Mary Lou Braden and William of Hood River, Oregon.


He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dewie of Sacramento, California, and sister Martha of Springfield.


Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 under the direction of Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Home with Rev. David Holvick officiating.  Burial was at the Kissee Mills Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer Association, Kissee Mills Cemetery Fund, or Hospice Compassus.


The family would like to express special appreciation to Brian, Charlie, and Lee for their loving care during Dad’s illness.