|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1924|
Big Stone Gap
|Death: ||May 30, 2008|
CSM John C. Wyman
CSM John C. Wyman (U.S. Army, Ret.), 83, of Columbia, died the night of May 30th, 2008, after a brief stay in the hospital.
Born on the 22nd day of July, 1924, in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, he was the son of John Wyman and Verlie Trent.
Having grown up in Rogersville, Tennessee, Mr. Wyman entered the Civilian Conservation Corps at the age of 17, working on public projects in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Mr. Wyman was a 31year military veteran having served in Europe during World War II (1944/45 -- F Co., 2nd Bn., 358th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division, 3rd Army), during the Korean Conflict (1950/51 -- 19th Engineer Combat Group) and during the Vietnam War in 1967/68 as Command Sergeant-Major of the 2nd Bn, 7th Cav. (Airmobile), 1st Cavalry Division.
Among his military decorations were the Combat Infantryman's Badge (w/Star), the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (w/clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (w/clusters) and the Good Conduct Medal (w/clusters). Mr. Wyman retired from military service on May 31, 1975 after serving as Sergeant-Major of the Basic Combat Training Committee Group on Ft. Jackson, South Carolina.
In his later years, Mr. Wyman enjoyed teaching Sunday school, his Bible study, and the simple pleasures of reading, feeding the birds and playing with his dogs, Lilly, Bandit and Ming. He was a member of the Columbia Korean Methodist Church, NCOA, and the DAV.
Survivors are his wife of fourteen years, Sung Ye Wyman of Columbia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty W. and Richard Prudence, and Jeanette W. and Ronald Davis, all of Columbia; a son, Michael G. Wyman of Charleston; a sister, Betty Price of Rogersville, Tennessee; a brother, John Trent of Rogersville, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Juliana A. Prudence and Jason Scott Davis. Mr. Wyman was predeceased by sisters, Maude Bishop and Elizabeth Lawson, and his first wife of forty-two years, Ileana G. Wyman, who died in 1987.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, the 3rd day of June, at ten o'clock in the morning in the Chapel of Greenlawn Funeral Home. Interment, with full military honors, will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The U.S. Army Honor Guard will serve as active pallbearers.
To most his passing will soon be forgotten; to his loved ones and church family, Mr. Wyman will always be cherished as a loving husband, a great father and grandfather, a loyal friend and a good Christian man.
Verlie Trent Trent (1907 - 1997)
John C Wyman (1924 - 2008)
Maude W. Wyman Bishop (1926 - 2007)*
Betty Lee Trent Price (1939 - 2013)*
Greenlawn Memorial Park
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Ronny Ferrell
Record added: Mar 28, 2012
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