Jimmy Lee Wyman, age 79, formerly of Bartlesville, OK, went to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully on January 2 in Lake Jackson, TX. He was born Nov. 9, 1934 to Lee and Edith J. (Nance) Wyman in Havana, KS.
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He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Dora Anna (Dodie) Wyman of Lake Jackson, son, David Lee Wyman and wife Dana of Midland, TX, and daughter Cindy Jordy and husband Donnie of Lake Jackson, one brother, Bill of Gunbarrel City, TX, sister Nancy Crawford and husband Gary of Mabank, TX, grandchildren Stephanie and Stacie Wyman, Garrett and Matthew Simpson, and Lance, Natalie and Grant Jordy, and a host of nieces,nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and E dith, and brothers Fay Eugene (Gene) and Leon.
He h ad a fulfilling 39- year career with Phillips Petroleum Company. He was the Director of Engineering Materials and Services- Corporate Engineering when he retired.
He traveled extensively with his job, including a 3-year assignment with his family in Stavanger, Norway and subsequent overseas assignments. He was known for his tenacity, problem-solving skills and ability to foster comraderie and teamwork. He enjoyed mentoring younger employees. He also served honorably in the US Army, the Army Reserves and the Kansas National Guard.
He was a devoted family man who especially enjoyed time at their lake home of over 40 years in Havana, KS. He enjoyed water skiing (and patiently taught countless people to ski), fishing, golf , table tennis and his special long-haired dachshunds. He could take almost anything apart and fix it, and he was a skilled builder and woodworker.
He served his lake community for four decades, with several terms as President or Board member, and his tireless work led to many improvements.
He treasured the lifelong friendships with his Caney High School Class of 1952, his lake community, work associates and the "Monday Morning Retiree Breakfast Group."
His family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to friends who continued to stay in touch, the loving and compassionate staff at Creekside Village and Oak Village Nursing Homes, A-Med Hospice, and Brazosport Regional Hospital.
The memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm Monday January 6 at Willow Drive Baptist Church. A celebration of life will also be held in Havana, KS on June 21.
Arrangements are by Baker Funeral Home 634 S Columbia Dr West Columbia Texas Online condolences may be made by signing the guest book at www.bakerfuneralhome.net
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Jan. 6 to Feb. 5, 2014