James William Wyant Sr., 80, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at his home in Nevada following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 19, 1930, to Jess Wyant and Odessa Marie Pennington Wyant. He married Elizabeth Lee Fueston on April 1, 1950, in Bentonville, Ark., and she preceded him in death on March 26, 2006.
James grew up in Kansas City, Mo. He was a graduate of UCLA and received a teaching certificate there. He taught high school in California for 25 years, retiring in 1997. James was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He has lived in Nevada since 1998.
Survivors include five children, James William Wyant Jr., Nevada, Jerry Lee Wyant, Grand Terrace, Calif., Donald Martin Wyant, Nevada, Sheila Marie Fisher, Nevada, and Edward Eugene Wyant, Nevada; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one brother, Jess Wyant, Eudora, Kan. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth; one sister, Cleona; and two brothers, Donald and Glen.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada.
Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society c/o Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.
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