November 1st, 1950 - November 12th, 2018
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of William (Bill) Ray Wyatt, age 68 of Oxford, Ohio. He passed away peacefully at 10:25 pm, Monday, November 12, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio on November 1, 1950 the son of Gilbert Sr. and Pearl (Bowling) Wyatt. He was a 1969 graduate of New Miami High School. On July 10, 1969, Bill married his high school sweetheart, Eileen Seeley and through perseverance, hard work, and God’s blessing they made their marriage work for 49 years.
Bill was employed as a welder at Mosler Safe Company for 20 years and was also a Corrections Officer at Lebanon Corrections Institute before he retired in 1996. He belonged to the National Rifle Association (NRA), was a Free Mason and a member of Talawanda Baptist Church.
Bill spent many years playing softball and he also coached baseball in Reily Township where he was able to coach both his son and daughter on the very same team. Anyone that knew Bill also knew he was an avid deer hunter, fisherman and loved boating. He had a genuine love for the outdoors. He made sure his children and grandchildren shared in the knowledge of this very same passion. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends and his beloved beagles over the years along with his favorite cat, "Chee".
He is survived by his wife, Eileen of 49 years, one daughter, Billie J. (Jeff) Sirn, and one son, Christopher R. (fiancé Tonya) Wyatt. Four grandchildren, Kaitlyn M. Fields, David A. Fields, Jacob R. Wyatt, and Everett R. Wyatt. One sister, Brenda Sue (Randy) Adcock, Two brothers, Ronnie Wyatt and Gilbert Jr (Marie "Cookie") Wyatt: and numerous nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Charlie, Delbert, Beve and sisters; Rosetta George, Maggie Marcum, Cora Bessie Alley, Gail Keith, Zella (Sissy) Creasman, and Dorothy Isaac.
Bill will spend eternity with the Lord and his wishes were to have his ashes spread amongst his favorite lakes and woods that meant so much to him. Per his request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s name to the Salvation Army and/or the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
On this Veteran’s Day he would have taken a moment out of his day to thank all of his family and friends who served their country. He did not have the opportunity to serve but was a proud patriot who loved his country and was always thankful for their service.
We want to thank the staff of the emergency room at Fort Hamilton Hospital, Buckeye Home Health and Hospice of Cincinnati along with the wonderful staff that assisted in quality of care in his final days.
The family suggests that you spend time with your children and family, teach them about God’s love, take long walks with your loved ones through God’s beautiful trails and make a toast to enduring friendships, lifelong and beyond. His last wishes were that we "tell my family and friends how much I love them and I will see them on the other side".
|It's so hard to read Bill's obituary and realize he is gone from this life. He was like a brother to me.|
|Me and Diane will miss Bill very bad I wish I would of known he was sick but that was my fault by not keeping in touch . Me and Diane have been going through our health issues but we will one day be together on the other side we’re the problems and sickness of this world will not matter Some of the greatest times we ever had were visiting and camping with you two. Me and Bill knew each other for a long time childhood work friends I have considered Bill as part of my family .May the Lord give you healing , , peace, mend your broken heart but you know he is in a better place and you will see him again God Bless Donnie|
Janie & Hub Rowlands
|Eileen and family, So sorry to hear Billy's passing, are thought and prayers are with you all. God Bless and keep you in this sorrowful time. ??|
|I will never forget your stories, sense of humor and the way you made us all laugh. You made me and my son feel like family without hesitation. You are loved and will be deeply missed here on earth. RIP Bill! I hope we cross paths again one day.|
Kathy and Tim Mull
|Praying for your precious family during this time. So thankful we have the promise of seeing our loved ones again.|
|I am sad that Bill is I have great memories of him in high school he was my friend and I cared about him.I know he was very sick .I also know he was ready which has to give the family great comfort. All that never makes it easier when you lose someone you love sadly we just never want to let go. I love you Eileen, as I said I'm here for you always anytime.? you know how special you are to me and always will be xo|
tracy lovejoy agee
|Billie, Chris and Eileen I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family and big hugs.|