Funeral services for Ouida Lester Wyatt, 91, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Caldwell and Trigg counties, will be held at 1 p.m. (CST) Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Eddy Creek Baptist Church in Caldwell County. The family will receive friends beginning at noon until time for the service. She will be buried in the church cemetery. A funeral service was held February 2, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, Fla. King's Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.
Ouida passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019 at VNA Hospice in Vero Beach, Florida.
She was born November 17, 1927, in Lyon County, to Price Edward and Myrtle Vona (Johnston) Lester. She married John Remington (Jack) Wyatt on April 10, 1948, in Memphis, Tenn. He preceded her in death on April 8, 2003.
A long-time educator in Tennessee and Florida, she was a leader in the Alzheimer and Parkinson Association, volunteering as a counselor for many years. Ouida was very active as a member of First Baptist Church in Vero Beach where she was a deacon. She graduated from Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, where she was football queen, and University of Georgia at Athens, Georgia. She attended Lyon County High School, Butler High School in Princeton, and graduated as valedictorian from Trigg County High School.
Survivors include her sons, Otis Wade (Melanie) Wyatt of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Rev. John G. (Deanna) Wyatt of Frankfort, Ky., one daughter, Robin Lester Wyatt (Ed) Walston of Saint Anthony, Ind.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Sarah (Karl) Hussung, Murray, Charly Morgan, Franklin, Tenn., Cozette Morstein, Imperial Beach, Calif., Nancy (Bob) Walker, Valley Center, Calif.; three brothers, Bill Lester, Gracey, Bob (Betty) Lester, Cadiz, and Tony (Mary) Lester, Townsend, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Bonnie Fitzpatrick Armstrong; six brothers-in-law, Tom Fitzpatrick, John Armstrong, Dick Morgan, Floyd Morstein, W.R. Wilson and Michael Smith; and sister-in-law Marjorie Lester. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, 2206 16th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960.