Wyatt Ray Denson

Wyatt Ray Denson, 24 of Needville, TX. died in a tragic accident in Scurry County, Texas on Friday, August 19, 2022. He was born May 27, 1998 in Georgetown, Texas to Shawn Ray Denson and Wendy Austin Zavala.

Wyatt graduated from Needville High School in 2016 and attended Sam Houston State University.  He was a proud member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Wyatt held many certifications and was currently working in the renewable energy industry.

Wyatt was a stranger to no one. His infectious smile and big, warm hugs will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to know and love him.

He is survived by his mother Wendy Zavala and step-father Robert, father Shawn Denson and step-mother Tanya, grandparents; Gene and Kathy Austin and Donny and Sandra Denson, brother RJ Denson (Caitlin), step siblings; Jennifer Dunlop (Remy), Mikaila Deleon (Joseph), Indyannah Deleon, Trina Zavala (Eli), Triton Zavala, Amethist Zavala, Tiffani Gray (Ben), Dalton Wheat, Mason Wheat, Garth Wheat (Holy), and Garrett Wheat, aunts and uncles; Elizabeth Blackburn (Bren), Cheryl Aucoin (Joe), Shelly Coldiron (Adam), Devin Martinez (Tony), Dallas Denson and Kristen Denson, nieces and nephews; Kaitlyn, Cami, Logan, Adriel, Brayden, Mila, Gavin, Elenore, Jaycen, Dania, Athena, Harper, Max, Aurora, Colson, Eddie, and cousins; Kathryn, Bren Thomas (Sydnee), Joseph, Luke, Mary Clare, Olivia, Taylor, Chase, Erin, Lindsey, Seth, Jacob, Mackenzie, Sydney, Dawson, Katie, Kelsee, Dakota, Kasen and Abel. He is survived by numerous other cousins and friends that he called family.

He was preceded in death by his cousin Dylan Fojtasek; aunt Deborah Hales; aunt Becky Sauntry-Miller; uncle Bill Denson; uncle Kelley Denson; and great grandmothers Claudia Denson and Eleanor Edwards.

A visitation will be on Friday, September 2, 2022 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the chapel of the James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque.  Funeral service will be at 10:00am on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City with Father Clint Ressler officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson.

Pallbearers will be RJ Denson, Chase Vinson, Luke Blackburn, Jacob Huntley, Keith Drown, Kendrick Scott, Tanner Wagner, and Derek Maciejeski. Honorary pallbearers are Adriel Torres, Ryan Garza, and Mike Zapata.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the following:

Wyatt Denson Memorial Scholarship


Must select “Texas Pi – Sam Houston State University” under the “Select your Chapter” drop down menu. This scholarship is being set up and the Texas chapter -Phi Delta Sam Houston State will be administering the scholarship

Donations for St. Michael’s Student Scholarship Fund, in memory of Wyatt Denson.

Mail donations to P.O. Box 95 Needville, TX 77461

Any questions call 979-793-4477


  1. I met Wyatt through a friend and I did not know him long or even that well, but for the time I did know him he was very sweet and kind. I know he was loved very much and he will be missed dearly. I wish peace and love to those around him and hope that healing comes your way.

  2. Thinking about you all here in Nova Scotia, Canada. Sending our love and strength. Wyatt, you will be missed by all who were blessed to have had you in their lives.

    Ann Harrington and Joshua Cochrane
  3. I went to high school with Wyatt. I was a grade above him. He always brought a smile to anyone’s face and was always happy. Although I didn’t know him well, he was a really amazing person. I’m very sorry for the loss.

    • Wyatt was a great friend of mine. Knew him since Junior High. He loved everyone and would
      do anything to help someone in need. Always was sort of a comedian. Was no stranger to make people laugh. Was very sweet and thoughtful to my parents during track season. He was very motivating and not only to himself, but strived to make other people better. He will forever be a brother to me and will always have a special place in my heart. My deepest condolences to his family.

  4. My friend, my little brother and one of the greatest humans I’ve ever been lucky enough to know and call my friend and my family. I can’t believe I have to say goodbye till we meet again. You should still be here spreading your amazing love for people and life. I wish I could trade you places because of how amazing of a young man you are. I will see you again my friend. RIP my brother

  5. Wyatt was more than just a man I met at college. He became a brother fairly quick. Making sure I had everything I needed and to be held responsible. I met him through the Texas Pi Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Sam Houston State University. And I can only pray to be half the man he was. There wasn’t a face that didn’t know Wyatt. He sure was raised right and left his mark on the world. Until we meet again brother, rest easy. I am truly sorry for the loss.

    Corben Nelson
  6. Prayers for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. We are here if you need anything, even if it is only to listen. We are always here for you anytime.

    Pam Rose
  7. I first met Wyatt at a solar project…. At first I didn’t really know him too well. We had a few talks about our previous jobs that we had.
    Later within time he ended up working under me as a crew lead and he was pretty damn good. He worked with me for quite a while…7 months I believe but within those 7 months we became closer to where I was able to trust him and call him a friend. Wyatt always had great work ethic and was able to adapt quickly. He was my go to guy when I need that extra muscle hed be the one I call. Always willing to learn and adapt. I had him learning spanish since 90% of our co-workers were spanish speaking. Haha boy did he struggle but he did know alot of curse words haha funny ones too…. Wyatt had a great sense of humor…. He was more than just a co-worker… He was my friend and I will forever remember him. Rest In Paradise brother

    Angel De Leon

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