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William Forest "Bill" Wyan
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1934
Laurel County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 2011
Dallas County
Texas, USA

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. William "Bill" Forest Wyan, 76, was born July 29, 1934. He left his earthly home March 29, 2011 to be with his Lord.

Bill was born and raised in London, Ky., and due to lack of available work moved to Dallas, Texas in 1964. Although he lived in Dallas, his heart remained at his "Ole Kentucky Home." He has been married for the last 52 years to his best friend, Corina.

Bill served in the Army and was stationed in Korea. During that time, he was a mechanic, driver and volunteered his free time to assist in building an orphanage. After an honorable discharge, his chosen profession remained diesel mechanic and driver. Bill worked for 33 years at Continental Trailways/Greyhound Bus Line Maintenance Shop. There, he had many friends. He was always the "go to guy" and was sort of a practical jokester. After retirement, he worked part time as a charter driver and repaired the occasional bus when called upon.

He appreciated God's handiwork in nature. He loved to sit on the porch during a thunderstorm and watch it rain. He loved to fish at any and all hours possible and went hunting as often as he could. He taught that all creatures should be respected and hunting should never be done for food not sport. His true passion was to tell stories about family and life growing up on the farm. He was a modern day Huck Finn.

Mr. Wyan loved people and would talk and joke with everyone. He never met a stranger that did not walk away a friend. He was a cherished husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He loved his family above all else and would sacrifice anything for them. He spent every second available with his grandchildren.

In the year or so before he passed, he spent a lot of time at home. He was happiest to sit in the yard and swing for hours. Due to his illness, he needed constant supervision. God sent the family caring friends, Debbie and Gloria Jackson to assist. He loved them and came to watch for them to arrive through the window. These ladies will always be dear to Bill's heart and the family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Kermit Wyan; sisters, Martha Wyan and Jesse Wyan; brothers, James Wyan, Owen Wyan; sister-in-law, Jackie; and dog, Malachi.

Survivors include his wife, Corina; daughters, Joyce Nelson and husband, Allen, and Sheila Holcomb and husband, David; grandchildren, Shelby Nelson, Ryan Holcomb, Christopher Holcomb and partner Christina Hoffman, Amanda Holcomb and partner, Robert Veal, and Chelsea Holcomb; great-granddaughter, Sophia Veal; brothers, Raymond Wyan and wife, Tennessee, Gene Wyan and wife, Marie, Dozier Wyan and wife, Sompet, and Donald Wyan, along with numerous nephews, nieces, friends and his beloved cat, Harry.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at House-Rawlings Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Terrell Bradley officiating.

Interment will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Lily.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Monday, April 4, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Eric Gatlin, Robert Wyan Jr., Kevin Wyan, Travis Wyan, John Wyan and Harold Brenton Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Holcomb and Ryan Holcomb.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Anderson-Clayton Brothers in Mesquite, Texas.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 1, with Michael Moore officiating.

Special thanks to Debbie "Granny" Jackson and Gloria "My Girl" Jackson for assisting us with dad and your continued friendship. He loved you as family.

Family links: 
  Kermit Rosevelt Wyan (1910 - 1991)
  Hazel Sparks Wyan (1913 - 1979)
  Martha L. Wyan (1933 - 1933)*
  William Forest Wyan (1934 - 2011)
  Jessie Irene Wyan (1937 - 1939)*
  James Morris Wyan (1941 - 1941)*
  Raymond Lee Wyan (1943 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Cumberland Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum
Laurel County
Kentucky, USA
Maintained by: Sheila Holcomb
Originally Created by: Sam
Record added: Apr 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67989704
William Forest Bill Wyan
Added by: Sheila Holcomb
William Forest Bill Wyan
Added by: Sheila Holcomb
William Forest Bill Wyan
Added by: Sam
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Rest in Peace.
- Gaye Hill
 Added: Apr. 24, 2016
Rest in Peace.
- ris
 Added: Jul. 16, 2012
I miss your warm cuddly lap. You are my hero. The family is so sad without you. We love you Big Pops.
- Harry
 Added: Jul. 12, 2011
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