Joseph Elliott Wyatt, 72, of 1219 Tempting Church Road, Sanford, NC died Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford, NC
Joseph Elliott Wyatt was born August 12, 1947 in Troy, NC to the late K.T. Joseph and Gracie (Maness) Wyatt. On his first solo flight while attending A&T State University, (A&T Flight School, Greensboro) he chose to fly the Cessna 150 prop plane to Sanford Airport to see his girlfriend, Elizabeth Hooker, who he later married. They were married on March 19, 1969 for over 50 years.
Elliott graduated Valedictorian in 1965 from Pinckney High School. His achievements as a straight A High School Student earned him a full academic scholarship to attend A&T State University.
Upon graduation, he joined the United States Air Force. While serving in the military, he graduated from the Squadron Officers School at Bergstrom AFB, TX and the School of Safety Accident Prevention program in Washington DC. He also attended the Air University at Maxwell AFB, AL and finally the University of Southern California.
Two of the jet planes that he flew were the T38 and the T39; a Sabeliner for 4-Star Generals to travel in. He attained many medals, honors, and awards. His travels has taken him around the world. Thus, he acquired 21 years as an Air Force pilot. He was also ordained as a minister and was a prophet in his home; finally serving as the Principal of Austin Christian Academy.
Preceding him in death were his parents, sisters, Ellen W. McNeill and daughter-in-law, Jamie Wyatt.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Elizabeth Evon Wyatt; sons, Terrance and Carlysle, both of Sanford NC; grandsons, Justin Brown, Jacinta and Jovon Wyatt, all of Sanford NC; granddaughter, Jazmin Cartwright of Georgia; brothers, Ellis Ray Wyatt (Susan) of Lenorie City, TN, Kevin Wyatt (Lena) of Virginia Beach, VA; sisters, Della W. Stewart (Alfred) of Fayetteville NC, Gayle W. Simmons of High Falls, NC, Viveca W. Atkinson (Kenny) of Raleigh, NC; stepbrother, Leon H Hadley of Charlotte, NC; aunts, Margaret Lucy McLaughlin, Gertrude Wyatt and Eva Mae Smith, all of Robbins NC; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arrangement by: C.E. Willie Funeral & Cremation Services, 742-F East Chatham St., Cary, NC.
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