Merle Richard "Dick" Wyant

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Merle Richard "Dick" Wyant, 85, of DuBois, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Nov. 13, 1930, in Brookville, the son of the late Frank and Bertha (McGarey) Wyant. On Dec. 18, 1948, he married Ruth A. (Waite) Wyant, who passed away on Jan. 16, 2006.
Merle was a graduate of DuBois Area High School and went on to retire from Preston Trucking after 30 years of service.
He was a past trustee of the Union Teamsters Local 110, member of the Big "O" Club and the Falls Creek Eagles. He was an avid golfer at the DuBois Country Club and Beechwoods Golf course. He enjoyed sports and woodworking.
Merle is survived by three daughters: Mary and the late Pat London, Rockton, Pa., Jeanna and her husband, Denny Reinard, Knox Dale, Pa. and Ruth Pearce, Falls Creek, Pa.; and four sons: John and his wife Marie Wyant, Mercer, Pa., William "Bill" and his wife Lisa Wyant, DuBois, Pa., Ray and his wife Susan Wyant, Troutville, Pa., and Jeff and his wife Tammy Wyant of Rockton, Pa. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and two sisters, Grace Seyler of DuBois and Mary Carruthers of Michigan.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Merle Jr. and Jim Wyant; two daughters, Sharon J. Wyant and Sandra and her husband, Ralph Kness; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Wyant and a grandson, Brian London; two brothers, Lee Irvin and William Wyant.
Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at the Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc., DuBois. An additional hour of viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at the funeral home with the Rev. Kevin Orndorff officiating. Burial will be at Beechwoods Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Christ the King Manor - Memory Support: 1100 West Long Ave. DuBois, PA 15801.
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Published in The Courier Express from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc.
142 West Long Ave | Du Bois, PA 15801 | (814) 371-2521
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