Staff Sgt. David Allen Wyatt

November 7, 1979July 16, 2015

Staff Sgt. David Allen Wyatt, age 35, of Hixson, selflessly gave his life Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee while protecting his Chattanooga community, his country and his fellow Marines. David will always be remembered for the heroic way in which he lived, served, and died.

He was born November 7, 1979 in Morganton, North Carolina. He grew up in Ozark and Russellville, Arkansas. One of David’s proud accomplishments was achieving the rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America.

He graduated from Russellville High School in 1998 and attended Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina, Arkansas Tech, and MSU in Missoula, Montana.

Following the events of 9/11, being the longtime patriot he was, David joined the United States Marine Corp. He graduated Boot Camp from Parris Island, South Carolina which began an eleven year career that led him to serve in multiple locations including Okinawa, Japan, 29 Palms, California, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Kuwait, and Korea. He courageously fought in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

David was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend and will be remembered for his dry humor.

He had participated in the Toys for Tots campaign and was recently assigned as the coordinator for the up-coming drive for 2015.

His grandparents, Ned & Fern Wyatt, Robert Edward Fox, Patricia Ann Fox, and Connie Jean Fox preceded him in death.

He is survived by his loving wife of 10 ½ years, Lorri Wyatt; his daughter, Rebecca Wyatt and his son, Heith Wyatt all of Hixson; father and stepmother, Allen & Michelle Wyatt of St. Augustine, Florida; mother and stepfather, Deborah & Martin Boen of Atkins, Arkansas; sisters, Dawne (Bryan) Trent of Conway, Arkansas; Elizabeth (Maj. Scot) Kleinman of San Diego, California; Chauntisy (James) Ayers of Arkansas; Chesleigh (Joseph) Palmer of Arkansas; brothers, Thomas M. Fleenor of Charleston, South Carolina; Jeremiah A. Wyatt of St. Augustine, Florida; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Hixson United Methodist Church with Rev. Reed Shell and Lt. Michael Taulbee, Chaplain USN officiating.

Because of his love for the Chattanooga community and their outpouring of support during this time, his family has chosen to lay him to rest in Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.

Members of the U. S. Marine Corp that served with David will be active and honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America at; Toys for Tots, at; or the Forgotten Child Fund at

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

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Wyatt Kleinman

March 19, 2018

David was my uncle and my Best friend was messing around on my I pad when we found this I almost cried I loved david very much.

Lynne Neibert

January 6, 2018

Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization (formed 2009) with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church of Mechanicsburg, PA would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days and years ahead. Sincerely, Lynne

August 15, 2017

Valhalla has a new warrior to host. He will be missed on earth.

David l wyatt

Detachment 1151 Marine Corps League

March 12, 2017

Our Deepest Sympathy In This Time Of Loss!

Ann Marie Stokman

November 24, 2016

Sorry to hear of the loss.

Melissa Capps

September 7, 2016

Paige Holland

September 6, 2016

Hey, you were an honorable Marine and we'll miss you. Semper Fidelis. God bless you.

September 29, 2015


Charlie Gili

September 25, 2015

We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Wyatt Family know that we recently made a small donation to the Marine Corps Toys For Tots in honor of David A. Wyatt US Marine Staff Sergeant. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign

TM Fitz

August 17, 2015