Alton Nowlin Wyatt

alton wyatt

January 1, 1924 ~ July 26, 2017

Born in: Memphis, TN
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Alton Nowlin “Salty” Wyatt, 93, of Lawrenceville, GA, died on July 26, 2017.
Salty was the first baby born in Memphis TN in 1924, was a Purple Heart recipient from the WWII Battle of the Bulge and a POW in Germany. After the war he resumed his military career as an Air Force pilot, he retired as a Major in 1964. He then made a second career as a gentleman banker with Wachovia Bank in Goldsboro, NC.
He leaves behind his beloved wife, Lillian W Wyatt, of 74 years; son Ed Wyatt (Lynn) of Johns Creek, GA; daughter, Patricia Knoll (Stanley), of McLean, VA; and daughter Leslie Kunkel (Steve), of Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren Robert Wyatt (Jennifer) and their children Thomas and Maddie; Douglas Wyatt (Shehla) and their children Arshan and Rafeh; Andrew Wyatt (Amber) and their children Ashley and Ally; Christy Kunkel (Daniel) and their son Ethan; David Knoll (Christina) and their daughter Virginia; Daniel Knoll (Baylor) and their son Wyatt; and Michael Knoll (Becki).
Salty was predeceased by his parents Blanche Chadwick Wyatt and Alton Beckwith Wyatt and a great granddaughter Evelyn Kunkel.
A service will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to your local public library; Salty was a passionate reader all his life.

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