Harl Eugene (Gene) Wyant 93, of Ravenswood, WV passed away April 25, 2020.
He was born August 15, 1926, the son of Thomas Kinzy and India Anola Odessa Alman Wyant. He was preceded in death by siblings Lillian Leona Wyant Vandyke Hoschar, Kinzy Leon Wyant, Dorthy Dorkis Wyant, Ruby Celeste Wyant Harris, Ivory Armetha Wyant Bush, Arthur Cleo Wyant and Betty Louise Wyant Weekley Ferryman. He outlived three sons, Roger Dale Wyant, Jerry Lee Wyant, Thomas Eugene Wyant and one grandson, Johnathon Andrew Acree.
Survivors include wife of 70 years, Helen; children, James Michael and wife Lois, of Ravenswood, WV, Deborah Diane Clendenin of Sandyville, WV, Jill Eileen Triplett of High Point, NC, Brenda Kay Acree and husband Phil, of Ripley, WV, Joe Roy and wife Kristy, of Ravenswood, WV, and Allen Ray and wife Leella, of Poca, WV. He had 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
A good man is never lost. He lives on through the other good men and women he has raised, taught, and loved in his life.
He was Methodist by faith. He said, “We are believers!” He and Helen were baptized together in 1964.
He served his country during WWII. He said “I was glad I did it and saw everything I saw. Boy, I would never want to do it again.” And, “Bravery has nothing to do with courage. We were all just scared to death over there.”
He was a hard worker. He took care of his family with the help of his beloved wife, Helen.
He was a carpenter and built his own house.
He was a farmer. He even planted an orchard around his house. We just loved the fact that there was always plenty to eat.
He worked on the railroad and later retired from Kaiser Aluminum in 1988.
He continued to work from home running his own business until his last days.
He had a long, wonderful life.
He said, “In olden days a man’s wealth was judged by how many children he had.” He thought he was rich. When he was 82 years young he said, “Boy if I were a young man, I’d have a whole house just full of kids.” He had no regrets about having a large family.
We have truly been blessed to have him in our lives.
Roush Funeral Home in Ravenwood is in charge of his arrangements.
There will be a private graveside service at Ravenswood Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at email@example.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/roushfuneralhome.