Leonidas Eddy Wyatt
Feb 2, 1891 – 1965

Leonidas Eddy Wyatt, 74, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Hospital after an illness of four weeks.  He was a resident of Lacy Lane and was a retired shop foreman for the Merritt Lumber Company.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tarpley’s by the Rev. T. H. Yeargan.  Burial will be in Greenwood.  Mr. Wyatt was born February 2, 1891 in Stewart County, and had lived in Montgomery County since 1918.  He was the son of the late Isaac and Malissa Darr Wyatt.  November 19, 1911, he was married to Miss Lettie Lewis, who survives.  Survivors besides his widow are three daughters, Mrs. Thomas L. Clements, Mrs. Frank Carobene, Clarksville; and Mrs. Robert Smith, Fort Campbell, KY; a brother, Ewing Wyatt, Clarksville; five sisters, Mrs. Georgia Elliott, Mrs. Callie Harrison, Mrs. Ida Elliott, and Mrs. Edna Butts, Clarksville; and Mrs. Wallace Powell, Murfreesboro, TN; four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren.  He was a member of the Wyatt’s Chapel Methodist Church.  Pallbearers will be Thomas Elliott, Ray Wyatt, Smith Elliott, Wyatt Powell, Claude Harrison, Arnold Butts, Buford Elliott, and Powell Wyatt.

(Leonidas Eddy Wyatt was a grandson of Winnie Smith and Mitchell James Wyatt, one of the Wyatt twins raised by Charles and Rachel Atkins Roper in Stewart County.  He was a great grandson of Bazel and Martha Hood Smith.)

Submitted by  Kyle, Melanie and David Atkins  on behalf of Louise Wyatt-  Thank you!


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