Wyatt Jones

  • Born: February 19, 1930
  • Died: March 13, 2016
  • Location: Searcy, Arkansas

Powell Funeral Home

2602 W. Beebe Capps Expy
Searcy, AR 72143

Tel. (501) 268-7220

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dr. Wyatt Jones, 86, passed away peacefully the morning of Sunday, March 13, 2016. He was a loving and beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. Wyatt was born on February 19, 1930 in Samburg, Tennessee. He enjoyed a full and adventurous life in service to others.

He earned his Bachelor degree in 1951 from Harding University in the field of Mathematics and earned a teaching certificate. Soon after he began work on his Doctorate in Education from the University of Alabama graduating in 1962. His work took him to Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and then eventually returned him to his alma mater, Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. As a professor, he traveled with students around the world including Australia, Italy, and Germany. Dr. Wyatt Jones also proudly served his country and was a veteran of the Korean War. His service also reached many others as a preacher and active member in several congregations in both California and Arkansas.

Wyatt enjoyed an active life after retirement filling his time with his many passions. He was an avid reader and was a well known patron of the local library. Wyatt loved the game of golf spending many days out on the greens with friends. He also filled many hours fishing, playing bridge, cribbage and other card games. His traveling, golfing, and fishing adventures were fodder for his famous storytelling. Wyatt could mesmerize a whole room with tales of his escapades. His story of his adventure to defend his dissertation after being rescued by the local fire department is legendary. Wyatt enjoyed the company of others throughout his life and was active and impactful with many groups in which he served.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Iris Jones; his children, Karen Post (Wayne), Phillip Jones, and Kevin Jones (Karen); grandchildren, Kimberly Davey (Lee), Michael Post (Mandi), Stephen Post (Michelle), and Dylan Jones; and great-grandchildren, Ashlynn & Madeline Davey, Colt & Cade Post, and Lorelei Post.

Wyatt was a God-loving, faith-filled, kind, and genuine man. He will be missed and fondly remembered by all who were fortunate enough to know him.