Clayton Wyatt, 86 of Wooster, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family early on the morning of October 21, 2019.
Clayton was born on January 6, 1933 in Alton, West Virginia to Dorrel and Mona (Wayts) Wyatt. He married the love of his life, Nina Wyatt, on October 24, 1953 at the Preacher’s house on a stormy winter day, after courting each other over a shared spring in their backyards. They were happily married for 66 years. She survives.
Clayton was a 1950 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School in Tennerton, West Virginia. Clayton was a proud member of the Army, stationed in Virginia, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and finally in Germany at the end of the Korean War where he went to helicopter mechanic school and worked in the Post Office. Upon returning from deployment, Clayton and Nina started their family in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and settled in Wooster, Ohio in 1962, where they raised their five children and lived happily for more than 50 years.
Clayton worked for the United Telephone Company as a microwave technician for more than 30 years, but was most recently enjoying time spent with his large family throughout his retirement. Clayton enjoyed fixing anything that was broken, and never threw anything away that he could still see some life in. He loved his wife and family, and lived to see them happy. He had the most generous and kind soul, and welcomed everyone into his home. Clayton was a loving Husband, Dad, Papa, Great-Grandpa, Brother, and Son.
Clayton is survived by his loving wife, his children, Alicia (Mike) Pfalzgraf, George (Lisa) Wyatt, Janine (Larry) Stout, and Jeanette (Jodi) Holtrey; grandchildren, Fawn (Scott) Barrie, Gary (Katlyn) McNeely, Seth Wyatt, Meghann Smith, Ashley (Logan) Gingery, Brogan (Kristen) Stout, Pharon (Paul) Hranko, Morgan (Logan) McReynolds, Cole (Ariel) Holtrey, and Brock Holtrey, along with 16 great-grandchildren, his siblings Carolyn (Bernie) Buchholz, Paul Marsh, Janet Sue (Bob) Byrd, Bill (Jill) Marsh, Larry (Kathy) Marsh, and Terry Marsh, and his beloved dog Koko. Clayton is preceded in death by his son, William (Billy) Wyatt, both parents, Dorrel and Mona, his sister Sandra (Raymond) Nelson, and his sister-in-law Dixie Marsh.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, 2284 Benden Drive Wooster. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Life Care Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691 or to the Wayne County Humane Society at 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.
The burial will be held at the Wooster Cemetery with military honors on Friday, October 25 directly following services the 11 a.m. services at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, officiated by Joel Yates.
Clayton (Dad, Papa, Great-Grandpa) was a great man who is deeply missed and will be forever in our hearts.
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