Obituary – Larry D. Wyatt

Obituary - In Loving Memory
Published Friday, January 20, 2017

Larry Dean Wyatt

(August 13, 1949 - January 14, 2017) 

Larry was born August 13, 1949 in Beloit Kansas to Dick and Evelyn Wyatt. Larry moved to Colorado when he was 8 years old. They lived in Eads for their first year in Colorado before moving to the Chivington Grazing Association where he continued to live through high school. Larry loved sports as well as academics through his elementary, junior high, and high school years. He always worked hard to excel in everything he did whether it be sports, academics, or school activities. Larry graduated from Eads High School in 1967.  He was drafted shortly thereafter but was not accepted due to a pre-existing knee injury.

At that point Larry decided to go into the workforce. He moved to Ulysses, Kansas to live with his sister and brother-in-law where he was employed by the Johnson COOP and Grain Elevator. All the time he kept his relationship intact with his high school sweetheart Cheryl Simmons, under the stipulation from her parents that he attend church with them. In 1969 Larry accepted Jesus to be the Lord and Saviour of his life, a covenant that was dear to his heart and shown throughout his entire life.
In July of 1969, Larry married the love of his life Cheryl Simmons in which they continued this blessed journey together for 47 years. Larry and Cheryl lived in Kansas the first year of their marriage before moving back to Eads where Larry took employment at First National Bank. Of this union their first child was born in June of 1972, Sean. Their second son, Ryan was born in December of 1975 and in March of 1977 they were blessed with the birth of their only daughter, Amanda. Larry was a very committed Father and thoroughly enjoyed watching his kids participate in sporting events and drove an endless number of miles to allow them to do so.
Larry continued working in the banking industry until 1996. He started work for J&L Farms in 1998 where he remained employed until retiring in January of 2016. Unlike most, Larry had a deep passion for working in his yard and continued that passion of the outdoors caring for the cemetery after his retirement. In most recent years Larry loved watching his grandkids participate in their own sports. Larry developed many long lasting relationships and friendships through the acquaintances at the many different functions he attended. Larry loved his cows and continued to enjoy this passion until the end. He enjoyed conversation and visiting, with anyone, Larry never met a stranger. Larry and Cheryl enjoyed their yearly trips to Branson Missouri and were looking forward to the 2017 trip.
Larry was a very dedicated man whether it was referring to his family or his commitment to Jesus. One of Larry's top priorities in life was providing for his family. Larry worked tirelessly up to his dying day to make sure his beloved wife and family would be taken care of in his absence.  Larry was anticipating much joy through his retirement years until he was diagnosed with a debilitating lung disease. Larry still had the want and desire to continue life as he previously had, but physically he was unable. Larry was the most gentle, caring, and loving man anyone could have met or had the pleasure of knowing. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Larry departed this life on January 14, 2017 after a three week battle in ICU at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Denver due to his lung disease.  His wife and children were at his bedside comforting him through the passage from this life into his eternal life.
Larry is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Cheryl Wyatt. His son Sean and wife Michelle and their daughters Kaden (11) and Kenzie (8) of Greeley. His second son, Ryan and girlfriend Heather from Westminster. His daughter Amanda and husband Jimmy Brown, and their children Lauren (15) and Ross (13) of Eads. His Mother-In-Law Ellen Simmons of Eads. An older brother Dick (Sharon) Wyatt of Minneapolis Kansas, a younger brother Ronnie (Linda) Wyatt of Wiggins Colorado. Numerous nieces, nephews, many other family members, and a multitude of friends. Larry was preceded in death by an infant sibling, his parents Dick and Evelyn Wyatt, his older sister Sharell Mendenhall, and his father-in-law Paul Simmons.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Praise Community Church in Eads with Pastor Tony Jensen officiating.  Charlotte Woelk provided the prelude music for the service and Monica Uhland was the vocalist singing "Victory In Jesus" and "Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone" being accompanied by Jimmy Brown.  Serving as casketbearers were:  Paul Simmons Jr., Russel Simmons, Bill Shade, Brent Frazee, Monte Smith and Lane Gooden.  Larry's honorary escorts were his grandchildren: Lauren & Ross Brown and Kaden & Kenzie Wyatt.  Final committal services were held at the Eads Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Praise Community Church Building Fund in c/o Brown Funeral Home; Box 432; Eads, CO  81036.  Friends and family can sign the guestbook and register online condolences at  Visitation and funeral services were entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home.