Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

John C. Wyatt, Jr.

John C. Wyatt, Jr. 88, of Asheboro, died Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Cross Road Retirement Community. He was born October 27, 1931, to John C, Wyatt, Sr., and Ethel Burkhead Wyatt in Greenville, NC. He was a Boy Scout, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Wyatt attended NC State and Pfeiffer College. He married Peggy D. Redfern, and they had two children, Mike and Susan. In 1955, he worked as a Park Ranger II at Morrow Mountain State Park. In 1956 Wyatt was employed by ALCOA at Badin Works as an electrical engineering draftsman and designer. He retired in 1987 and continued to enjoy teaching Sunday School, flying, fishing, traveling, and ham radio.

Wyatt is survived by his children, 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, his brother, Frank Wyatt, and his sister Margaret White. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. A private graveside service will be held at Fairview Memorial Park for family only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203 or to Cross Road Retirement Community, 1302 Old Cox Road, Asheboro, NC 27205.

6 Comments

  • Sarah Burris Poythress Posted July 17, 2020 11:01 am

    I am sorry for your loss. Prayers that God’s peace and comfort will surround you today and in the days ahead.

  • Dina Deaton Posted July 17, 2020 3:41 pm

    I was so sorry to learn of John’s death. When I was a child we saw him during summer visits to my grandmother’s house, and I remember him so fondly. My thoughts are with Margaret, Frank, Mike & Susan and their children & grandchildren. Sending love & wishing you peace.

  • Jane Deaton Owens Posted July 17, 2020 11:15 pm

    We are deeply saddened to learn of John’s passing. I have fond memories of when we were kids, visiting our grandparents, and playing with John, Frank, and Margaret, his siblings. Those were happy times I will always remember. My sympathies go to his children and grandchildren, to Frank, his brother, and Margaret, his sister. You will see him again one bright, wonderful day. Heaven is a beautiful place. Remember, he loved chocolate cake. I do hope there is chocolate cake in Heaven.

  • Royce Dudley Posted July 18, 2020 1:12 pm

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing but what a life well lived. An absolute “First Class” gentleman. I remember he and Miss Peggy sitting in their “spot” when they attended Marshallberg Baptist Church. The opportunity of having them as part of our community has made us all better people.
    The practical knowledge and wisdom John imparted as leader of our men’s Sunday school class. Many great conversations and discussions I’ll never forget. A great appreciation for the positive impact John had on so many lives both seen and unseen. As scripture says… “to be absent from the body means to be present with the Lord”. Although you’re no longer physically in our presence you are in our thoughts and will always be remembered. We love and miss you. Rest in peace my friend !

  • John Deaton Posted July 19, 2020 6:38 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of John’s passing. I remember him as a young person mainly because I lost touch with him when I was around 11 years old. I remember spending a summer with his children Michael and Susan.

  • Betsy O Lynch Posted July 19, 2020 7:11 pm

    I wanted to let Susan and Mike know that I am very sorry to hear that your Father passed away. Please know that I am thinking of you both and saying prayers for strength and comfort.

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