Gerald C. Wayt, 83, of Cortland passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his residence in the company of his family.
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Born Aug. 2, 1929, in Freetown, he was the son of Clifford Hezekiah and Susie Novella (Zike) Wayt.
On May 7, 1963, he married his wife of 49 years, Linda L. (Turner) Wayt. She preceded him in death on Sept. 18, 2012.
Mr. Wayt was co-owner of Wayt's Garage & Wrecker Service. He worked at Thompson's Dairy for 22 years and provided wrecker service for the Brownstown Speedway for 41 years.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and tinkering with motors, fishing and restoring his 1928 Chevy and his 1932 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Gerald enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and his dog, Snowball.
He is survived by his children, Ed (TexAnn) Wayt, Jerry (Minnie) Wayt, Loretta
Tillett, Dennis Joe Wayt, Roger (Vicki) Wayt and Lavella L. Wayt (Mike Satterly); 18 grandchildren, Buddy (Delanie) Wayt, Christy (Matt) Nichalson, Travis (Jodi) Cooley, Ben (Melody) Wayt, Ashley Wayt, Donivan Wayt, Mikie Parr, Lorrie Day, Cliff Parr, Casey (Tiffany) Wayt, Katie Wayt, Karly Wayt, Matt (Ashley) Wayt, Paul (Chrissy) Wayt, Sarah Wayt (Eddy Sorg), RC (Betsy) Wayt, Tyler Wayt and Spencer Wayt; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Gloria (Gary) Cross; sister-in-law, Lorra B. Turner; brother-in-law, Danny L. Turner; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brother, Glen Wayt.
Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Voss Chapel in Seymour, with the Rev. Steve Barrett officiating.
Burial will take place at Ackeret's Chapel Cemetery, Reddington, with full military graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.
There will be a Voss dove release.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from
9:30 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Seymour First Church of the Nazarene or Hospice of Schneck Medical Center.
Voss and Sons Funeral Service
316 N. Chestnut Street Seymour, IN 47274
Published in Tribune from May 17 to May 21, 2013