Donald Lee 'Red' Wyatt, 85, of Blanchard, formerly of Pauls Valley, departed this life on July 21, 2017 at his home in Blanchard, Oklahoma surrounded by his family.
He was the 12th of 13 children of William Dessie Wyatt and Ollie Viola Cone Wyatt. He was born in Nickerson, Kansas on January 16, 1932. His family moved to Oklahoma when he was a child, where they lived in the Elmore City area throughout his teen years.
On July 12, 1951, he married the love of his life, Jearlean Arvilla Ivy. They were longtime residents of Pauls Valley where they raised their two children, Gary Don and Donna Renae.
After retiring, they moved to Blanchard so they could enjoy spending more time with their children and grandchildren. Ten days before his passing Don and Jearlean celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.
Don was a skilled woodworker and home builder and was known to his friends and acquaintances as "Red." He built many custom homes in the Garvin County area and took pride in providing quality workmanship in every house he built.
It was once said of him, "If there's a better way to do something, Red will figure it out." He worked extremely hard and was tireless in providing for his family and doing the job right the first time. He was also skilled in the design and construction of cabinetry and operated a custom cabinet business in Pauls Valley for many years.
Don was also a talented musician and guitarist. After he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior, he used his musical gifts solely to honor and glorify his Heavenly Father.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, William D. and Ollie V. Wyatt; and son, Gary Don Wyatt.
Surviving family member include his wife, Jearlean Wyatt; his daughter and her husband, Donna and Pete Wood of Blanchard; two grandchildren, Courtney Wood Cecil of Blanchard, and Ethan Wood of Tulsa; and one great grandson, Kade Cecil.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Stufflebean-Coffey Chapel of Remembrance, officiated by Pastor Travis Markes.
A private inurnment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family's guestbook at www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 25, 2017