|Birth: ||Apr. 26, 1963|
South Ayrshire, Scotland
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 2006|
Born in Scotland to James William & Jeanette Elizabeth (Lambie) Howat, Rob immigrated to the United States 27 Oct 1976, accompanied by his older sister, Jane Elizabeth, to be with their mother and her new husband, MSgt Lawrence A. Wyatt, Jr. of the USAF.
On 2 Oct 2004 while enroute by interstate from Springfield, MO (where they resided) to his wife's parent's home in Tulsa,OK with his own immediate family, their truck was struck head on by another vehicle driven by a drunken driver who had gotten on the interstate going the wrong direction. This left Rob and his wife, Kim, badly hurt and their son, Sean, who was asleep in the back seat, with minor injuries.
After spending about 9 months in a Tulsa hospital, he was transferred for rehabilitation to a state provided facility at Mount Vernon, MO, where he later died.
Rob lived for his family and for a chance to sail their sailboat at every opportunity.
"Make way for a good sailor, make way for a good man. He now sails at a reach out of the lee of land. His sheets fly and white horse flow; he has left ripples in the ocean for us to follow. Tacking toward harbor past the rocks, he'll have one last look at the bay before heading into dock."
Rob was cremated at his request and his ashes were later spread on the waters of Stockton Lake at Cedar Cove, Dade County, MO on 29 Apr 2006 with a Scots bagpiper playing "Amazing Grace" from a nearby hillock. An attempt was made to provide this service on his birthday, the 26th, but the weather did not cooperate. Rob is survived by his wife, Kim, and 5 children: Bradley, Rickie, Angela, Ashley and Sean, all of Springfield.
Jeanette Elizabeth Lambie Wyatt (1937 - 2011)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over Stockton Lake,Dade County, MO
Created by: Larry Wyatt
Record added: Dec 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63228437