EULESS — Gene Wyatt, 77, of Euless, passed away at home on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, after a brief battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, and graveside in Jenkins Springs Cemetery, Early, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at J. E. Foust Funeral Home, 523 S. Main St., Grapevine.
Gene was born June 14, 1932, in Brown County, Texas, to Robert N. and Laura M. Wyatt. He graduated from Early High School in 1949, then from Daniel Baker College in 1952 with a B.S. degree. In 1953 he joined the U.S. Navy as a Lt. J.G., serving in Korea and later as a communications officer in the Naval Reserve. Gene went to work for Chance Vought Aircraft in 1956, working as an aeronautics weight engineer on such projects as the B-2 bomber and the Space Shuttle. Later in his career, he traveled as a consultant, working at job sites in California and Georgia as well as training up-and-coming engineers. For many years, he enjoyed fishing and boating with the family at Lake Whitney. Later, he designed and built the family home in Burleson, Texas. He and his wife Bettie traveled, researching family genealogy. After retiring in 1992, he spent his time fishing with family members and maintaining his home and garden in Euless.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jenkins Springs Cemetery, Early, Texas, or to the American Cancer Society.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Bettie; daughters, Karen Wyatt, Euless, Constance Hays and husband Keith, Acton, CA; son, Stephen Kenneth Williams and wife Teresa Renner, Lakeway, Texas; grandsons, Jacob, Matthew and Maddison Williams; brothers, Robert O. Wyatt, Dallas, Texas, and Dan M. Wyatt, Vancouver, Wash; and sisters, Mary Jo Donahoo, Dallas, Texas, Myrtle J. Donahoo, San Angelo, Texas, Martha Ryman, Irving, Texas, and Pat Reynolds, Rowlett, Texas.