October 22, 1956 ~ May 2, 2014
Jeff (Jeffrey) Lee Wyatt, 57, died May 2, 2014, at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Ga., surrounded by family friends and he went peacefully to the other side. Jeff was a rare breed -- a native Atlantan. He moved to Conyers and lettered in band at the Rockdale County Comprehensive High School. He worked his way through Georgia State University and graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He began work with First Georgia Bank and moved through several small banks until he landed with the Pete Garcia Company, where he remained for 21 years as their financial analyst and all-around IT guru. His hobbies included basketball and water skiing in his younger years and role playing computer games and reading as the knees started giving away. He was involved in the Band Boosters at Berkmar High School for many years, supporting his children’s involvement in the organization. He served as Treasurer and Camp Chaperone. He survived bladder cancer in 2001, but it returned in April 2013. He fought a long hard battle for the past year, but his final illness overwhelmed him. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Eva, his daughter, Julie Wyatt, of Dahlonega, Ga., his son, Scott Wyatt of Chatsworth, Calif., and granddaughter Faye Wyatt, Scott’s fiancée Erin Packard and her sons, Patrick and Donovan Wilson. He is also survived by his mother, Virginia Wyatt, brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Lila Wyatt of Athens, Ga., several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father John Wyatt and stepmother Arlis Wyatt. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, Ga. A remembrance will precede the service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.