Wyatt Duke Lipscomb, Jr.

Wyatt Duke Lipscomb, Jr., 89, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Odessa, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Green Valley Health Care. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Roscoe Cemetery near Roscoe, with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. Wyatt was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Robert Lee. He lived in Odessa from 1960 to 2005 and in North Richland Hills until his death. He married Wanda Jean Heine August 5, 1949, in Roscoe. He was a long time member of Highland Park United Methodist Church in Odessa. He was a graduate of Texas A&M University in 1949 and employed by the Federal Government in the soil conservation industry retiring after 25 years of service. He was also a veteran of U.S. Air Force during W.W.II. Wyatt is survived by a daughter, Gayle Romeros and husband Michael of North Richland Hills; a son, Gary Lipscomb and Bob Heath of Arlington; grandson, Sean Lipscomb and wife Lindsey of Mansfield; and great-grandchildren, Grace and Pieper Lipscomb of Mansfield. He is also survived by two step grandchildren, Laurel and Connor Romeros of Galveston and friend Nina Crowder of Odessa.He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Jean Lipscomb on May 9, 1986; his parents, Duke and Margarite “Pete” Lipscomb; and his in-laws, Herman and Pauline Heine. The family request memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Association North Central Texas, 2630 West Freeway, Suite 100, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.