Jimmy H. Wyatt (Sign Guestbook)

Jimmy Hugh Wyatt (73) finished the good fight of faith on January 10th, 2020 after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was born and raised in Knoxville, a graduate of East High School, and a longtime member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. He and his wife (Janette) of 52 years raised their two daughters to love God, to serve others, and to always pursue the heart of the matter. Jimmy spent the majority of his career working for Chapman Drug Company/Cardinal Health. He was a true Tennessee Volunteer, as a student and a fan, but was proud to be a Carson-Newman alumnus. Later in his life, he felt so privileged to return to C-N as part of their administration. After retiring, he and Janette relocated to Middle Tennessee to full time Grandparent the two luckiest grandkids. There they found a loving community at First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro that faithfully walks alongside them. Jimmy loved to encourage others, and in all circumstances, He never stopped pointing others to Jesus. He is preceded in death by his Father, Rex Wyatt. He is survived by his mother Deola Wyatt, his brother Steve Wyatt (Diana Murray), his wife Janette Anderson Wyatt, daughters Stephanie Wyatt (Adam Brett), Emily Wyatt Humphries (Andrew Humphries), and the two most beloved grandchildren Nora Beth and Jacob Humphries. The receiving of friends and family will be held on Friday, January 17th, 2020, from 5:00-7:00pm at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, 5364 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN, followed by a service at 7:00 pm. The burial will be held on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 11am at Lynnhurst Cemetery 2300 West Adair Dr. Knoxville, TN.  Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey 5301 Fountain Rd. Knoxville, TN, (865) 689-4481. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either the Appalachia Service Project asphome.org/ or the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center. To donate by check, make it out to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and note The Sarah Cannon Fund in the memo line, and mail to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee P.O. Box 440225 Nashville, TN 37244.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Wyatt family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

7 guestbook entries for “Jimmy H. Wyatt”:

  1. James McGehee says:


    I am so sorry for your loss. I know Jimmy fought this battle for a long time. This doesn’t make it any easier for you, I know. Just know that you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this. I pray that you find relief and comfort in the love of family and your precious memories.

  2. Reba Haynes says:

    Wishing you peace and comfort during these difficult days, but rejoice knowing that Jimmy is reaping his great reward for the stellar life he lived here, and his faithfulness in dividing the Word of Truth! Sending deep condolence and Love, Reba Haynes

  3. Dan DeCroix says:

    I had the privilege of being in a BSF class with Jimmy, his faith in the Lord was profound and he shared His word graciously. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

  4. William McBee says:

    Janette, Deola, Steve, Stephanie, Emily and family –

    I learned this morning of Jimmy’s passing, with great sadness. Possessed of an uplifting spirit and kind heart, Jimmy will be greatly missed and long-remembered by many. Our prayers today and going forward are for God’s peace and understanding for each of you – the entire family – especially at this time.


  5. Becky Whitted says:

    Dear Janette, Stephanie, Emily, Steve, Deola and family,

    It is heartbreaking to learn of the loss of Jimmy. He was a wonderful person to all- a kind and loving man. He brought laughter, and that is a gift. May God bless you and comfort all of you.

    With love,


  6. Joyce Hodges says:


    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Joyce Hodges

  7. Wanda Majors says:

    Dear Janette and family,

    Members of the Knoxville East High School Alumni Association wish to express our deepest condolences to you and your family. The obituary stated that Jimmy never stopped pointing others to Jesus. We know Jimmy must now be celebrating with all those who he pointed to Jesus.

    We know this has been a very difficult time for the Wyatt family and we are always sad when we lose a classmate.

    Wanda Majors
    Corresponding Secretary

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