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3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, IN

OBITUARY

James Henry Wyant

March 1, 1950July 19, 2020

James H. Wyant, born March 1, 1950 in Kokomo to the late Paul and Mary (Dowden) Wyant passed away on July 19, 2020. He married Kathie Wyant on June 17, 1980.

Jim attended Kokomo High school. He retired from Chrysler as a Millwright after 20 plus years. He previously worked at Continental Steel for 9 Β½ years.

He loved his family and hanging out with his friends and the Red Dog Saloon, fishing, hunting, playing poker, and enjoyed his Miller Lite. Surviving Jim are his children; Danny (Tami) Wyant, Paul (Robin) Wyant, Donald Wyant, Henry (Brittany) Wyant, Angela Hester and Pamela (Matt) Snyder, grandchildren; Brittany (Andrew) Santiago, Kyle (Andrea) Wyant, Zachary (Rachel) Wyant, Taylor Johnson, Aaron Wyant, Maddison (Max) Leuck, Kirsten Lester, Mallory Wyant, Nathan Wyant, Kate Lester, Konner Lester, Ashton Wyant, Acelin Wyant and Alexandria Wyant, great grandchildren; Bryce, Kaden, Leilen, Aaleigha, Brynley, Colson, Drea, Elvie, Kinsley, Camden and baby girl Leuck, brothers; Ralph (Jeanie) Wyant, Marvin (Sharon) Wyant, Mike (Nancy) Wyant, Steve (Tina) Wyant; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death are his parents, wife Kathie, eight sisters, and three brothers.

"Jim Wyant's my name. Poker's my game."

Services for Jim will be Thursday July 23, 2020 12:00pm at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S Webster St. Kokomo, IN 46902, with visitation from 10:00am until time of service. Burial will be in Albright Cemetery. Chaplain Tom Covington will be Officiating.

You can find Jim's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com where you can order flowers or leave a message for the family.

Contributions may be made to We Care of Kokomo, P.O. Box 507 kokomo, IN 46903.

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Beth Ebeling

July 21, 2020

I have many wonderful memories and funny memories of my Uncle Jim, one of them is how he would sneak into our house and scare our Mom (Judy) he would come in while she was laying watching soap operas and grab her foot, and she would jump up and say a few choice words to him, he loved to scare people, that must be a Wyant thing, but he even came into our basement one time and scared me while ironing , he was hiding behind the furnace, and jumped out and scared me to death, he just stood there laughing. He used to make chocolate chip cookies, fudge and chili for us and he was one good cook! Rest in Peace Uncle Jim, you will be missed!

Angela Hester

July 21, 2020

I was 7 yrs old looking out my bedroom window listening to my cry. I decided to pray my first prayer and asked God to send my mother a man that would stop her crying. With in a week Jim wyant took my mother,my sister and I to breakfast. He was so kind and loving and funny. Just seeing my mother laughing I knew God answered my prayer. Thank you Lord for your love grace and mercy. They are together again.

Paula Price

July 20, 2020

This is how I would like to remember my Uncle Jim, laughing and joking. I will also remember him coming to my Mom and Dad's or us going over to his house to play poker, and he did remind me recently, Mom and dad cheated, I never knew that, but He Loved my Mom, Judy and at first my Dad and him didn't get along sometimes, but Dad had a talk with Jim after a disagreement and because Dad spoke the truth, Jim and him became best friends. He placed a little plaque on Dad's grave that said best friends and it sits there today still. Uncle Jim, had a caring side, he would check in with me on FB sometimes and ask how I was especially after my great niece passed away, he knew my heart was broken into just like his heart was after Kathie passed away, and he would remind me we will see them again in Heaven. Uncle Jim, loved to play Poker and I do remember sitting under a table as a kid while they all played poker when I was too little to play. Just this past year after his 70th Birthday party myself, my husband and sister got the pleasure to sit at his poker table with him, he loved his new poker room. Two weeks ago my sister and I got one final time to play poker with him, with his sons, and a few of his friends from the Red Dog, and he won that night! So Uncle Jim, since Gail just retired last year we had hoped to go and enjoy some fishing with you, and since we can't, I pray if Heaven has a big old fishing pond you will wait there for us and after we catch some fish for supper, then maybe we can go play Poker, if heaven will allow it. Your now with Kathie and your family until we meet up again. I Love you Uncle Jim and I will miss you!

Pennie Johnson-Watkins

July 20, 2020

I’ve not known Jim for long however I did get the pleasure of going fishing with him on a few occasions as well as enjoying his delicious fudge. He also loved the squirrels that were at his home always spoiling them with cookies and nuts. Sending prayers and my condolences to the family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Vivian Pfoutz

July 20, 2020

First time I met Jim I introduced myself. I said hi my name is Vivian I'm Stuart wife. He said I don't like you I said you don't even know we just met. Jim said I didn't like his other 2 wife's so I figured I wouldn't like you either. So I said well if you don't like by the end of the night I'm sure your let me know and he laughed we got talking about alot of thing that night. So it was time for me to leave and Jim looked and me and said I like you girl. So I looked and Jim and said well if you like me then everything is alright in this world Jim crack up laughing. I will miss you love Vivian

Tina Smith

July 20, 2020

Jim and Kathy were two of my best friends for over 30 years. We had a lot of great times and fun as couples through the years. Did a lot of cat fishing and beer drinking.
He lost Kathy and later I lost Mike.
We lost touch for awhile as we both moved around for awhile, but always ended up back home in Kokomo.
I will miss Jim every day. Loved our times at the old Office and then home, the Red Dog.
I love you and was blessed in knowing Jim in these last few years.
Rest in Heaven with your love Kathy. Hug her for me and if you see Mike tell him I'm good.

Tonya Pfoutz-Phillips

July 20, 2020

You are my Uncle, big Brother and Friend...my heart will be broken forever πŸ’” I will see You and Aunt Kathie at the Fishin' Hole🎣...bring the Bruce Willis CD🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

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