Jack E. Wyatt

Jack Wyatt Galv Pic onlyJack Wyatt passed away Monday, November 16, 2015. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Leonard and Alma Perona Wyatt on December 14, 1937 and graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1956. He loved sports. Jack lettered in both baseball and football and received a scholarship to play football at Coffeyville Junior College in Kansas. Coffeyville won the National Junior College Championship with Jack playing right guard. He later attended the University of Tulsa and graduated in 1961. In 1962, he moved to Dickinson, Texas to begin his career in education at Dickinson Independent School District (DISD) where he became a teacher and coach. Affectionately known in his younger years as Spanky and later as Coach Wyatt, Jack taught history and civics, coached football, basketball, baseball, tennis, including the first women’s tennis team, and debate. He retired as a coach and attended Sam Houston State University to obtain his Master’s degree in Education. Although no longer a coach, he continued supporting the Gators as the football games spotter, later announcing, and built many homecoming floats. He coordinated numerous dances, proms and graduation ceremonies as the senior class sponsor and was the student council sponsor. During his spare time, Jack spent many hours volunteering and contributing to youth sports, he helped start the Dickinson Viking youth Football league and the Dickinson Junior Teenage Baseball League. He finished out his 33-year DISD career in education as a guidance counselor and retired in 1995. Once retired, Jack continued to assist with youth sports, coaching his grandson James Jr. in baseball and football, spent many hours maintaining fields, constructing facilities, and elected several times through his life as the Dickinson Little League President. He also loved to fish and woodworking. Jack is preceded in death by his parents and grandson Joel Wyatt. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Judy, son Jeff Wyatt, his wife Elaine, son James Wyatt, his wife Terri, grandson James Wyatt Jr., his fiancé’ Kristen, granddaughter Maegan Wyatt, grandsons Jason Moore and Jesse Moore, great grandchildren Moon Rhey Wyatt, James Wyatt III, Maddison, Cheyenne, Jase and Allen Moore, and sister in law Jamie Kuempel and her husband Robert. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, November 20, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson with services immediately following. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.


  1. My condolences to the family. I know Coach Wyatt will be missed by all the many lives he touched.

  2. Warm thoughts to you Judy and your family. I remember both of you bowling with Hodie. Jack’s friendly teasing brings me warm memories still.

    Marilyn Hall
  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Wyatt family during this difficult time. I will always have fond memories of Jack and was fortunate to have been one of his students.

    Karen Walker Beuchaw

    Karen Walker Beuchaw
  4. May God’s love and care surround the family with comfort and peace at this difficult time. Rest in peace, Jack.

    Preston Bullard
  5. My condolences to the family from Billy and Suanne Sparks. We both graduated from DHS in 1977 where Mr. Wyatt was our counselor. Billy was an avid baseball player therefore he worked with Mr. Wyatt. I worked in the main office from my Sophomore to Senior year and always got to see and talk to him in his office daily. We still live in Dickinson so whenever we saw him at sporting events, etc. we always said hi. One of my sisters, Lisa McNeel Owens graduated with Jeff so knew him as well.

    Suanne McNeel Sparks
  6. Judy and family, I offer my sympathy to you. I am sad to see that Jack passed. Having known Jack in many roles, the most outstanding was youth baseball.
    I pray that God will give you the strength to meet each new day; may His love guide you.

    Marilyn Spillane
  7. Sending prayers and condolences Coach Wyatt’s family and friends. His was a life well lived in service to others. Rest in peace….

    Paula Griffith
  8. I just read in the Tulsa paper about Jack’s passing. Judy, I send sincere sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears dry, the smiles fade, but the memories last forever. God bless you.

    Patty Kyle Boughner
  9. Mrs. Wyatt, Jeff, James, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Wyatt’s passing. He was such a cheerful person; that is what stood out to me the most. And I know from Jeff that he was a great Dad! Mr. Wyatt also was my guidance counselor as I made the decision to go to college far from home. His encouragement and caring meant a lot to me, and I will always appreciate his support. My prayers go out to you and to him. May your many lovely memories bring you solace, and may he rest in peace.

    Michelle Riley
  10. My sincere condolences to Spanky’s family. He was well loved at DHS (class of ’70) and I had him in the first Black History class conducted there. He was also the referee for our PowderPuff football game senior year when I fondly reminded him of an off-sides call he made on me which he later admitted was incorrect. We teased about that the rest of the year. He was always kind and fun.

    Marianne Hastings
  11. Chuck and I want to send our sincerest condolences to Judy, Jeff and James. We both taught at DHS for decades, and Jack was such a wonderful counselor and friend. He was such fun at faculty functions, but he was remarkable for his dedication to DHS, helping students and faculty, making master schedules–all before computers were common tools. He was brilliant with the board where he planned each and every year’s schedule, and he always listened to our challenges and offered sage advice. He will be forever in our memories. A great loss.

    Kathy and Charles Koch
  12. Guy and I send our prayers to Jack’s family. Jack and I worked close together while at Dickinson high school. Rest in Peace Jack.
    Linda & Guy Rudwick.

    Linda Rudwick
  13. Mr Wyatt was my home room teacher my senior year (1969) as well as my social studies teacher. He was great in the classroom; fair to all. He will be missed by many former students and fellow teachers. And at Rogers Malt Shop! Prayers for the family at this difficult time.

    Becky Woodham Napoli
  14. I am deeply sadden to hear of the passing of Coach Wyatt. He was a great teacher and I was fortunate to have him in 1965. His passion to teach was matched by his compassion for his students. I will always honor his memory.
    My prayers are with his loving family. RIP Coach Wyatt!

    Joyce Hardwick Hardy
  15. He touched so many people’s lives in our community. Always involved with youth sports as I was growing up and I met up with him once again when my daughter was playing softball. Still the same man, always offering his encouragement from behind the backstop. Never missed a practice or a game. He will always be remembered in our Gator community.

    Chris Howard
  16. Prayers are on the way to the Wyatt family from all the Brunners. Jack, rest in peace!

    Jo and Lloyd Brunner

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