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Cpl. Derek A. Wyatt Obituary
Oct. 6, 1985--Dec. 6, 2010

Derek A. Wyatt 25, made the ultimate sacrifice on December 6, 2010 in the line of duty while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.

Derek was born and raised in the Akron and Randolph areas. He was a 2004 graduate of East High School where he excelled in academics, baseball, cross country, and JROTC. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a whiz at music trivia and his big brother, Andy, considered him a one man band. Derek was full of life and a kind, generous young man. From 2000 to 2004 he was Cadet Sgt. Major in East High's JROTC. He entered the Marine Corps right out of high school and after graduating from boot camp he was stationed in Washington D.C. on Presidential duty. He then was stationed in Okinawa, Japan where he met his love, Kait. From there they were based out of Camp Pendleton in California. He was a proud Marine and died while serving his country. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Derek is and always will be our hero.

He is survived by his wife, Kait (McGlaughin) whom he married August 9, 2008 and his infant son, Michael Everett born December 7, 2010; mother, Lolita (John) Storey of Randolph; father, Allen (Barb) Wyatt of Akron; brothers, Andy (Brittany) of Alliance, Josh (Cheryl) of Akron, DJ and Scott, both of Randolph; grandparents, Shirley (RJ) Riemenschneider of Randolph, Bill (Sue) Carnahan of Minerva, and Everett and Nina of Suffield. He will also be dearly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Odell and Lee (Gama) Carnahan.

Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 7th at Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel, 5308 Backlick Rd., Springfield, VA 22151, phone: 703-941-9428. Interment to follow at 1 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 2, 2011
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