David Bruce Wyatt
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David Bruce Wyatt

Louisville - David Bruce Wyatt, 55, Louisville, Kentucky found eternal peace Monday May 18, 2020 when he passed away at Friendship Health and Rehab. David passed peacefully with his brother and sister in law by his side.

David was born into this world with Down Syndrome, something many classify a disability. David's parents knew there was more ability in him than any disability, and for him to excel, he had to be raised as any other child; Exposed to world and opportunities.

David lived a full life. He was a graduate of Ursuline Pitt Academy, he competed in many sports throughout his life and won numerous medals in various sports, including softball, basketball, bocce, and swimming; Swimming being his greatest skill. David earned the Gold Medal in the 1991 International Special Olympics where he swam the breaststroke.

David loved life and he loved people! He enjoyed laughter, being with family and friends and most of all being the center of attention. He loved to entertain and when it came to music, the man could sing like Elvis and dance like Michael. He had the knack for being the life of the party.

While David has left us, he is now with his two - favorite people… his Mom and Dad. Those that know the family have seen the special bond between David and his mom. They were together every day until the Mom passed. But do not forget to appreciate the role David's Dad played in his life. His Mom and Dad never sheltered David and kept him active.

During his final years of life David battled Alzheimer's, a disease that eventually forced him into a care facility. David being David quickly made friends and touched many hearts at Friendship. There are many who cared for David, and a few who genuinely loved him, and it showed in the care you provided. Thank you, Peggy, Lisa, Mary, Jessica, Wendy, Torey and Daniel. Thank you to both Michelle's, Patty, Trish, and Diane. A very special thanks to Stephanie. Thank you, Bridgette and Corey and the entire Hospice Team. Thank you, Uncle Jerry for you unwavering devotion and love! Whayne is so proud! Thank you, Uncle Jim for your love and devotion! Anna Lea is so proud!

Thank you, Rick and Beth Fangman for being more than a cousin, and more like a brother and sister to David.

Thank you, Sister Regina, Mary Jo, and Mary Ann for years of unconditional love

Thank you, Kathleen for loving David. He loved you so much!!

There is one special Thank you that goes to David's favorite Aide, Nicole Stanley. Thank you, Nicole for caring for David in a special way that had a Mother's touch. Thank you for making him laugh, even on his weakest days. Laughter is one of David's favorite things to do. Thank you most of all for loving our David. It goes without saying, David loved his Nicole.

David is preceded in death by his Father, Whayne Wyatt; Mother, Anna Lea Wyatt; and Sister, Ann Marie Wyatt.

He is survived by his brother Steve Wyatt (Marilyn); his best friend Brad Harkleroad; and the love of his life Kathleen Bostock

Visitation will be noon - 4 pm Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, East Louisville.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary's Center.

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Published in Courier-Journal from May 19 to May 20, 2020.
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May 23, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences to the family's...
May 22, 2020
David loved life,Elvis,his family and his friends. I graduated with David, and loved him as my dear friend. Sorry for your loss David will forever be in our hearts.
Monica Mulligan
May 22, 2020
David loved life Elvis his family,and friends. I graduated with David, and I dearly loved him as my friend. Sorry for your loss. David will go on in our hearts.
Monica Mulligan
May 22, 2020
Please enjoy this video of David in his glory years ✝
Marilyn Wyatt
May 22, 2020
I was so sorry to hear about David. He was a sweetheart and a very special person! I will be thinking about you both (Steve and Marilyn).
Judy (Mary Brown's Daughter) Cosson
May 21, 2020
Oh David how I remember you! Always the life of the party, your dance moves, your love of Elvis and Michael Jackson, your Polo cologne, and your love for the ladies especially Kathleen! I know you are in heaven with your Mom and Dad and you are having the best time! David you are a sweet, amazing soul that touched so many and you will always be remembered. With deepest sympathy to your family,
Dory Halbleib Burks
Dory Burks
May 21, 2020
Marilyn, Steve, and family; Please find peace during David's journey to his new life. We look forward to celebrating with you the full life David experienced. Uncle Ray and Jackie
Ray Wyatt
May 20, 2020
I am sure Dave is so happy to see his Mom and Dad again! We knew David while we lived in Louisville many years ago. Especially we recall when we went to the zoo with him to see a concert and he danced a lot and was so happy. So sorry for your loss, Steve and Marilyn.
Caryl Marshall
May 20, 2020
What a wonderful account of a wonderful life.
May 20, 2020
is Elvis songs will be missed
May 20, 2020
We met David and Anna Lea at Goose Creek Diner many years ago. We had an immediate connection because Jan's Down Syndrome sister Linda was with us when we met. We all enjoyed each other's company many times at the diner. We lost Linda two years ago, one week before Anna Lea's passing. Our deepest condolences to Steve, Marilyn and family. We won't be attending David's visitation because of our advanced age, but please know our hearts will be with you.
Jan Seales
May 19, 2020
lovid hi singing elvis
Cindy Cusick
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