Joseph Edward Wyatt, 73, of Granite City, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, Illinois.
Joseph was born on October 29, 1945, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Clarence Edward "Bo" Wyatt and Alice Rose (Robinson) Wyatt.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Vietnam Conflict.
Mr. Wyatt was a machine operator. He had worked at both Cabot Factory and at Leader Converting in Fenton, Missouri.
Joe enjoyed watching St. Louis Cardinal Baseball and Rams Football.
He is survived by two sons Albert (Jill) Walker of Maryville, IL and Kevin Walker of Arkansas
two daughters Stacy Jo Bader of Murphysboro and Teresa Reed of DeSoto;
ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren;
four sisters and three brothers Joyce Fields, Mary Casey, and Tillie Nance, all of Murphysboro, Buddy Wyatt of Granite City, Irene Davenport and Dennis Wyatt, both of Murphysboro; and Russell (Sherry) Wyatt of DuQuoin.
He was preceded in death by one grandson Ryan Reed, two brothers Raymond and Otis Wyatt, two sisters Laura and Virginia Wyatt, and his parents.
Grave site military services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Dillinger Cemetery with Paul Stout American Legion Post # 127 conducting the services. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Amvets or to Pettett Funeral Home. For more information, please visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com.