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Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory
Monday May 13th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Monday May 13th, 2019

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Final Resting Place

McClure Cemetery
Tuesday May 14th, 2019

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Donald Ray Wyatt


DONALD RAY WYATT age 70, went to sleep Saturday morning, May 11, 2019 and woke up in Heaven.

Before his sickness, he would light up around children and they would him. He drove a school bus and loved his precious cargo for 32 years. Donald adored his family and enjoyed life together – laughing, watching all the movies Vickie didn't approve of. He was fun and was very protective of his girls; just ask the neighborhood boys! His fun and easy way will be missed by his Hardees gang, bus riders, family and friends. He will especially be missed by his brother-in-law – who will now have to eat 5 pounds of tangerines by himself at Christmas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Maggie Hart Wyatt; brother, Reece Wyatt; sisters, Ruby Royal and Jean Reeves.

Donald is survived by his wife, Vickie Wyatt of Chilhowie, Va.; daughters, Dawn Wyatt of Virginia Beach, Va. and Wendy Ratcliffe and husband, Mike of Atkins, Va.; mother-in-law, Emegene Wyatt of Chilhowie, Va.; sisters, Agnes Miller of Penn., Ilene Roland, Shirley Sheets and husband, Rick all of Chilhowie, Va.; brothers, Herman Wyatt of Penn., Raleigh Wyatt and wife, Juanita of Abingdon, Va., Bobby Wyatt and wife, Jean of Chilhowie, Va.; grandchildren, Jake Frye of Virginia Beach, Va. and Kara Ratcliffe of Atkins, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and special friend Gary Ashby of Chilhowie, Va.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Chuck Herrell and Pastor Cody Sturgill officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. at McClure Cemetery, Chilhowie, Va. The family will receive friends Monday, from 5 p.m. until the time of service at Seaver-Brown Chapel.

To share memories of Donald Ray Wyatt, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Donald's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Dawn, our sincere condolences to you & all the family. Though we did not know any of your family, you were special to us & Julie. May past memories of your dad & family sustain you in the days ahead. Our love & prayers to all. Wish you didn't live so far away! (Carl said your granddad, Claude was related to his grandmother, Martha Wyatt Pennington). I think this means Julie & you are distant cousins! What a surprise!!

Carl & Alma Jean Pennington May 19 2019 12:00 AM

some of my favorite memories are of Mr. Wyatt. He could always bring a smile to my face and the faces of the students he transported. I miss him already.

dick ryan May 13 2019 12:00 AM

Vickie, Dawn, & Wendy, So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I have many good memories of him growing up. I thought the world of him. Please know I'm praying for you all.

Becky Bane Thomas May 13 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers for your family. Former Bus Driver: Bus #1 and Bus #28

Nicholas White May 13 2019 12:00 AM

From Bonnie: Thoughts and prayers are coming your way. You will always be in my heart Uncle Ducky.

Bonnie Phillips May 13 2019 12:00 AM

Don was a wonderful man who always had a smile on his face. He would always take the time to ask how we were doing. We loved him, and will miss him greatly. Blessings to his family. The world won't be the same without him in it.

Scotty and Suzy Call May 13 2019 12:00 AM

Jeff Anderson May 13 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Wyatt

Jeff Anderson May 13 2019 12:00 AM

I loved Donald. Great man. Always friendly to all the kids but Stern when needed. Best bus driver anyone could ask for. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. May God comfort the family!

Jeff Anderson May 13 2019 12:00 AM

Sheriff Fred Newman and the Members of the Washington County Sheriffs Office would like to express their sympathy in the death of Donald Wyatt. If our Sheriffs Office can be of assistance to you during your time of sadness, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sheriff Newman and Members of the Washington County Sheriffs Office

Sheriff Fred Newman May 13 2019 12:00 AM

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