Jim Wyatt

Monday, March 28, 2005

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. - Jimmy Louis "Jim" Wyatt, 70, formerly of Charleston, Mo., and Caruthersville, Mo., died at 3:42 a.m. March 27, 2005, at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson.

Born March 24, 1935, in Caruthersville, son of the late Stoy and Imogene Finley Wyatt, he was adopted and raised in Caruthersville by the late Ossie and Flossie Riggs due to the early deaths of his parents. He began his 40-

year career with the Brown Shoe Company in 1953 at Caruthersville where he was promoted to foreman and then transferred in 1968 to the Charleston plant before moving to Dyer in 1983. He retired from Brown Shoe in 1994 and remained in Dyer until July 2004 when he moved to Humboldt. While in Charleston he was a member of the First Christian Church; he was a member of the Christ Ministry Church in Fruitland; and had served 11 years in the Missouri National Guard and obtained the rank of staff sergeant.

On Aug. 8, 1954, he married Shirley Jean Gibson who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Dianna and Jackie Hailey, Tammy and Paul Brown and Christy and Alfred Marshall of Charleston; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

One son, Jimmy Wayne Wyatt, and one sister, Ruth Wyatt Smith, preceded him in death in addition to his parents.

Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Gary Morris, pastor of the Christ Ministry Church, officiating.

Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery in Charleston.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Michael Thomas Patrick Jr., James Patrick, Paul Brown Jr., J.D. Byford, Jimmy Wyatt Byford and Tony Allen.