May 5, 1948 ~ February 12, 2022
Resided in: San Antonio , Texas
Leroy Wyatt, known lovingly as “Big Daddy” life’s journey began on May 5, 1948, in Victoria, Texas. He was the third child born to the late Alfred Wyatt and Lurella Gaskin Wyatt. Having been born into a Christian family, Leroy loved the Lord and accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Victoria, Texas.
Leroy graduated from F. W. Gross High School on May 25, 1966. He married the late Willie Ross on September 10, 1966, and to this union two children were born, Jarvis Wyatt (deceased) and Alfred Wyatt.
He moved to San Antonio, Texas and joined the San Antonio Fire Department on October 4, 1971. Leroy Wyatt was united in Holy Matrimony to Cheryl Ellis Jacobs on December 18,1982 and two additional children were added to this union, Frederick Jacobs (deceased) and Chenelle Jacobs Turner. He received his undergraduate degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1985. He retired from the City of San Antonio Fire Department after 33 years of service on April 4, 2005.
LeRoy was an all-around family man, there was no greater love in his life than being a husband and father to his children and those who became like his children by choice. LeRoy was an active member of the community. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, served as President of the United Black Firefighters Association of San Antonio and was a member of the Star Tom Masonic Lodge #100. Through all his years of service, he became a mentor and second father to many. Although he has left this earth, we rejoice knowing he earned his spot in God’s Kingdom and will forever be missed by his family and community.
LeRoy is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Lurella Wyatt; children, Jarvis Wyatt, and Frederick Jacobs; sister, Judy Wyatt. Left to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 39 years Cheryl Wyatt; his loving children Alfred Wyatt and Chenelle Turner (Jeffery); grandchildren Deasia Wyatt, Frederick Jacobs II, Asia King (TraVonne), Jeffery Turner II (Elestra), Ariel Wyatt, Xavier Jacobs and Jacoby Turner. 5 great-granddaughters Nylah, Harmony, Noelle, Nova and Harlow; siblings Jane King (Donald), James “Jim” Wyatt (Melody), June Hardeman Buford, Betty Sutton (Daniel), and Jan Johnson (Eric).