James Louis Wyatt Jr.
April 21, 1937 – November 2, 2019
Col. James (Jim) L. Wyatt Jr. (USAF Retired) (Age 82) of Riva, MD, peacefully passed away on November 2, 2019 after a brief fight with a severe lung illness.
He was the beloved husband of Carolyn Wyatt (predeceased), proud father of James L. Wyatt III (Julie), devoted Stepfather to George R. Nash, Jr. (Diana) and Christopher J. Nash and very proud grandfather of Sami Wyatt, Zach Wyatt, James Wyatt and Ryan Nash.
Colonel Wyatt was born in Easton, MD and raised in San Diego, CA where he graduated from San Diego State College in 1960 while participating in the Air Force ROTC program. Col. Wyatt’s distinguished career in the United States Air Force began after College Graduation and ended in 1988. During his time of service to our Country, he served in the Vietnam War and concluded his career as Director of Administration for the USAF at the Pentagon. After retirement from the USAF, he was an Air Force ROTC instructor with the Baltimore City School system for 11 years.
Col. Wyatt was a long-time member of the Fleet Reserve in Annapolis and could be found working the beef pit at the Annual Boat Shows for many years. He was also very active with the Annapolis Landing Marina Committee over the last 35 plus years where he made many lifelong relationships.
He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and neighbors.
There will be a Full Honors ceremony to honor Colonel Wyatt at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial donations in memory of Col. Wyatt may be made to Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org) An online guest book is available at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
James Louis Wyatt Jr.
Doug and Mary Rose
November 12, 2019
Doug and I were Jim’s next door neighbor for about 5 years in Niceville Florida. We would see each other coming or going, or Jim would sit on our patio and tell us stories about everything from his days in CA, his war days, his boats, and his family. He was a very interesting man, and a lot of fun! If anyone needed anything. Jim was there to offer his help.
We are truly sorry for your loss, and would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences, and may the soul of your father Rest In Peace. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this very difficult time.
The Rose Family
November 10, 2019
Jim was a strong leader, rough on the outside, but a compassionate and devoted member of our society devoted to serving.
November 6, 2019
Jim was a great neighbor and friend. He always checked on me and
to make sure I was o.k. and i did the same for him. If i couldn't get my grass cut or
leaves raked he used his little tractor to do the job for me and i loved him for it. he also brought from the street up to the front door my newspaper which i really appreciated (especially when it was raining or inclement.
I will miss him a lot and pray for his soul daily.
With love and affection,
Wally Horak Riva,Md