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James Walter Wyant

Modified: Thursday, Apr 18th, 2013


James Walter Wyant


James Walter Wyant, 73, of Newport, Oregon went to be with the Lord on April 7, 2013. He died of natural causes at his home.

Jim was born August 26, 1939 to Isaac and Annie Wyant. He attended and graduated from Briscoe High School in Texas. On September 3, 1960 he married Katherine Chavez in Winterhaven, CA and was married to her for 43 years. Together, they had 2 children; James Wyant of Waldport, OR and Ronnie Wyant of Newport, OR. Jim served in the Army for 22 years and lived in 7 different states. After his retirement, he and Katherine made their home in Newport, OR.

Jim was a member of many organizations including the VFW and the American Legion. Jim attended Central Coast Assembly of God. He worked many jobs including being a fuel truck driver for Mick Wood; Fred Meyer as a courtesy clerk and he was also a warehouse man for Pacific Distributing.

Jim loved collecting old classic die cast cars and trucks. He had over 130 and was still collecting them. Jim also loved to watch his grandson play football. He and James would follow the bus to wherever Jimmy was playing. He enjoyed spending time with family. Jim also enjoyed when he took James and Jimmy to an OSU football game and when he took Ronni to the Oregon State Fair in Salem and made a day of it. He and Katherine would take Kymberly with them when they went to North Bend and would take both grandkids fishing for the day.

Jim is survived by a son, James Wyant and his wife, Annie, of Waldport; daughter, Ronnie Wyant of Newport; 2 brothers: Eugene Wyant and his wife, Pamela, of Sheldon, Missouri and Bennie Wyant and his wife, Marlene of Pampa, Texas; 2 grandchildren, James Michael of Waldport and Kymberly Collins of Fayetteville, Arkansas; and 3 great-grandsons: Tyrell, Cameron, and Jacob all of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Katherine; his parents; 3 sisters: Lulu, Leona Jean and Emma Jean; and 4 brothers: Isaac Ellis, Sam Elvis, William Thomas and Ralph Earl. Services for Jim will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Central Coast Assembly of God at 236 NE 6th St, Newport, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oregon Coast Veteranís Association, PO Box 311, Neotsu, Oregon, 97364. Attn: Don Mast, Treasurer



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