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2014-08-21

Floyd L. Wyatt

1923-2014

Floyd L. Wyatt of Bandera passed away the morning of Wednesday, August 13, at his home. He was born in Burnet County on Sept. 18, 1923, to Floyd and Mae Clements Wyatt.
Floyd married Dorothy Rees of Bandera on Nov. 10, 1953 in Bandera.
He graduated from Ozona High School in 1943. At the end of World War II, Floyd served in the Army Air Corp as a B-17 pilot and finally as a command pilot in the B-29. He obtained his private pilot license in 1947.
As a young man, Floyd worked in the oil fields of West Texas and as a wrangler on ranches in West Texas and Bandera. In addition, he and Dorothy managed a ranch near Medina for several years before building their home in Bandera in 1961.
The couple established Concrete Products, which specialized in constructing septic tanks. They later sold the business and retired.
In the 1950s, Floyd served as a deputy sheriff under then-Sheriff Johnny Faris.
Floyd is survived by brother-in-law Wendell Rees; brother-in-law Lynn Post and his wife, Lola; brother-in-law Roger Stevens and his wife, Jean; and brother-in law Jimmy Hansen, as well as by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Rees Wyatt; parents, a sister and two brothers, niece and nephew, six sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law.
Funeral services were held at Grimes Funeral Chapels on Monday August 18, with Mr. Martin Smith of the Bandera Church of Christ presiding. Burial followed in Bandera Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Pat Wooten, Chad Hansen, Scott Post, Pat Boyle, Ray D'Spain and Earl Hardin Jr.
Condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the "Send Condolences" link at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.