Michael Wayne Wyatt, 70, of Central, husband to Cindy Wyatt, passed away peacefully in his sleep early in the morning of December 24, 2021.
Born in Shreveport, LA, he was the son of the late Bob and Shirley Dixon Wyatt. Mike was a Public Accountant, member of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) and an avid Duke Blue Devils fan.
If you ever had the opportunity to meet Mike, he was the kind of man that you would never forget! He had a deep laugh and smiling eyes and seemingly never met a stranger. He had a deep love for people and regularly went out of his way to advise, encourage, and love others. He knew what it meant to live for something (Someone) bigger than himself and he finished this part of his journey with dignity and strength.
Even when he was handed the cancer diagnosis several years ago, he took it in stride. He always joked with the health practitioners, doctors, etc and took great joy in wearing his Looney Toons underwear and pajamas when he was in the hospital for procedures. If you were especially blessed, you might have even witnessed his version of the "gopher dance" from the "Caddyshack" movie.
If you were loved by Mike, you were loved deeply. He would regularly send cards to encourage you; make phone calls to check in – and undoubtedly always dropped in a joke or 2 to make you smile! (My stepson, Scotty, and I are pretty sure most of the jokes didn't make sense but that didn't slow Mike down a bit ߘ). He was always unapologetically who he was which made him so endearing and precious to me and so many others.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Walker Wyatt; son, M. Scotty Wyatt; brother, Robert Wyatt (Tammy); sister, Trisha Wyatt (Deauna); treasured niece, Raegan Olivia Walker. He is also survived by nephew Justin Wyatt (Ruth), niece Amy Wyatt Nowak (Tim), Amy's daughter, Ariana and Tim's son, Aaron. Mike's former wife, Kay Wyatt O'Shields (Chuck) is also a member of our family, mother to Scotty, friend of mine, and I want to honor her as well for so many things, especially giving Mike children.
Mike was predeceased by his parents and son, Jay Bryan Wyatt. Mike and I decided that there is no way that you ever "heal" from these losses of loved ones, but with time it becomes a bit easier to manage. This is how I plan to keep living and moving forward past this painful time. My life will never be the same, but I will continue to honor Mike's life and sense of love and humor and be forever thankful for the place that he held in my life. I am forever changed.
Mike lived with such peace and never had a doubt that he would be ultimately with his Father in glory after his time here was through. Any conversations we all had with Mike undoubtedly also touched on the spiritual and the importance of taking care of our spiritual selves. In this time of sorrow, I would encourage you to take a look at your own faith walk. It's a perfect time to invite change into our own lives (I certainly am) and to be willing to be loved by our Creator. Mike's greatest joy really was seeing peoples' lives turn around and be healed from hard things of the past. If Mike's passing could encourage those brave actions of your own I am certain he would be deeply honored.
The family will hold a private gathering to celebrate Mike's life. Mike didn't want to have a service, funeral, etc. Those of you that know him know that he didn't like to draw that type of attention to himself. But please know that each of you have held such a special place in his life.
I would be so thankful if you would leave comments, funny stories, etc on this website. Those will be very healing to all of us.