James R. Wyatt, 75, Benton, died Sunday, Feb. 24, at his residence in Benton.
He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and worked at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he was an operator for Kentucky Lock & Dam.
He is the son of the late George Jackson Wyatt and Edra Pearl (Edgel) Wyatt.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley J. (Ross) Wyatt; one son, Mark Stephen Wyatt of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter, Melissa Jean Evans of Benton; brothers, Bill Wyatt of Stanton, Mich. and Gene Wyatt of Newberg, Ind. and three grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Wyatt; brothers, Charles Wyatt, Jack Wyatt, Buck Wyatt and John Wyatt and sister, Mary Stewart.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Feb. 26, at the Collier Funeral Chapel. Officiateing will be Gary Byers & Gene Gilliland. Burial will follow in the Marshall County Memory Gardens.
Family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 531, Benton, Ky. 42025