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.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. I know you and Jeff were very close, but always remember that you will see him again, He was a child of God, and thankfully the Lord never forsakes us, but is always with us, even in the tough times. I was not fortunate enough to know Jeff personally, but I remember seeing the two of you at IHOP one day, he had the brightest smile. You and your family are always in my prayers.

    Love, Anne

  2. Jeff will be missed greatly. I had the honor of working with Jeff for the past six years in my role as an outside software provider for the Pete Garcia Company. Never was there such an emergency that got Jeff past his easy going ways. Even when a major system was non-functional, Jeff’s easy going, and polite voice always “calmed the waters” as he would graciously ask for my assistance or my onsite support. One in my profession could only wish for more contact people like Jeff. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family in this time of great loss.

  3. Eva, thinking of you and your family at this time. May God be with you all. Just know, Jeff is in a wonderful place, and someday you will see him again. Hugs.

  4. Jeff was one of the bravest people I have known. He battled this disease with a calm and grace that I have never seen. I used his bravery as an example to one of our family members battling cancer with the message, “never give up.” Jeff was not only my business and technical contact at the Pete Garcia Company through three versions of Windows Servers (a long time), but became a good friend as well. He would get just about as excited as me when we would solve a difficult problem at the office. Jeff was also the consummate spokesperson for the Pete Garcia company and was always eager to explain the business to me in a way that fit with the technical needs of the company. He was a kind and gentle person and always the optimist. We will all miss him. My sincerest condolences to all of his family and friends,

  5. As a supplier represented by the Pete Garcia Company, I have known and worked with Jeff for many years. Always the ultimate gentleman, always kind and helpful, Jeff fast became someone I admired. His calm exterior never exposed what was going on inside of him. Whenever we would have a spare moment to talk, he loved to share pictures of his family, whom he clearly loved.
    Heaven has surely received another angel who will be missed by many. My sincere hope that the family finds strength and peace in the memories shared by all.

  6. We worked with Jeff at FloraMart and no matter the challenge, he always found a solution that was functional and for us not Tech people, even easy to understand. His quiet spirit was always present. His calm leadership style resonated with everyone around him. Not matter how rushed the rest of the world was, he was calm, collected and focused. I am a great admirer of Jeff and he will surely be missed by all professional and non professionally.

  7. Eva, may God’s strength sustain you and the loving arms of friends uphold you all during this very difficult time. Know that miles may separate us, but I am holding you all close to my heart.

  8. I worked with Jeff for many years at Pete Garcia Co and it was an honor to get to know him over the years. He was a true gentleman and kind soul who was always delighted to help you with whatever you asked of him. His loving spirit, his ability to laugh and chuckle at computer problems that drove the rest of us “less tech savvy” co-workers crazy, and his enduring smile will always be remembered. At work, my favorite “Jeff-isms” were, “Bear with me”, “Humor me”, and “YYeeaahh (clapping included), when he was trying to talk you through computer issues. He was like your favorite elementary school teacher that always made you smile, you couldn’t wait to get to class to see and that you remember fondly. Jeff, you will be greatly missed!

  9. It was always a pleasure talking to Jeff when he would call into SST for support. . He was always positive and and polite. Jeff had a very uplifting spirit about him. We will miss you.

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