— Robert “Bob” Joseph Wyatt, 82 of Palestine, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Bob was born on Oct. 2, 1931 in Princeton, Indiana, but got to Texas as fast as he could! A gathering and memorial celebration of his life will be held for family & friends at 3 p.m. Saturday March 8, 2014 at the family residence, 2200 ACR 359, Palestine.
Bob grew up on a farm in Southern Indiana and attended Perdue University, and then on to the United States Air Force in 1951. He graduated from Texas Christian University and attended Brite Divinity School. Bob had several careers in sales as well as Minister and Counselor, all of which prepared him for a long career with the Dallas County Probation Department as a Juvenile Probation Officer. He received his Masters in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University during that time.
Upon his retirement he moved to Anderson County and fulfilled his lifelong dream of living in the country and raising, as well as naming, his beloved herd of Black Angus cattle. The joy of his life was riding his antique tractor and directing his wife on how to maintain her garden!
Bob shared his life for 41 years with Peggy O’Neal Wyatt, who was not only the love of his life, but is beautiful inside and out, and has taught us all the meaning of unconditional love. Bob was a loving and caring man, who could openly share his opinions with anyone. You never had to guess where you stood with Bob Wyatt.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, and survived by his four siblings, Dave, Jerry, Max and Margie, as well as his four children, Becky, Steve, Jim and John. He was richly blessed by 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, all of whom were the apple of his eye. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that donations be made to BARC Humane Society or your local YMCA, where Bob loved to play 42 with his buddies.
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