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LeRoy "Big Daddy" Wyatt

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May 5, 1948 ~ February 12, 2022

Born in: Victoria, Texas
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).


Visitation: February 21, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Calvary Baptist Church
6142 FM 78
San Antonio, TX United States


Service: February 21, 2022 11:00 am

Calvary Baptist Church
6142 FM 78
San Antonio, TX United States


Graveside: February 21, 2022 1:00 pm

MeadowLawn Memorial Park
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. CandleImageTo the Wyatt family. Leroy was a wonderful man of God, a caring soul and friend. I could call him for any referrals that I needed and he was there. He will be missed by so many. I know that through the pain of loosing a loved one, God is there with his arms around you. Continually praying for the family. Love

  2. CandleImageMy Condolences to The Wyatt Family.

    LeRoy was a blessing to everyone he met. He was a warm loving and kind soul. I pray that God’s peace and comfort be with his family.

  3. CandleImageOur deepest condolences to the Wyatt family. May the memories of his life serve as comfort to each of you with God’s blessings.

  4. To the Wyatt family just know that God will see you through this hard time in your lives, He will bless and keep you.Mr Wyatt was a wonderful man to all and respectfull, my husband and I met him when my son Kendall played football with Jarvis years ago.

  5. CandleImageCondolences to Leroy’s wife and the rest of the Wyatt family. He was a wonderful person. We will miss seeing him at Church. When our grandson’s team played Clemens we would see him at the games and he would always tell our grandson about how good he was in basketball 🏀.

  6. CandleImageI met Mr. Wyatt while attending Prairie View A&M with Chenelle. He became a 2nd Dad to me. He was a kind, funny, honest man. I will truly miss him.

  7. Leroy was a Christian man who never met a stranger. He was always willing to help in any way possible. He will be missed by all who knew him. My prayers are constant for Cheryl and his entire family!!

  8. Thank you Mr. LeRoy for always sharing your time, talents and love of God with everyone you met.Thanks for being a light and motivator to young AA boys; your caring nature and desire to see everyone prosper was so very welcomed and appreciated. You have made us all run a better race in life🙏🏾💜🙏🏾💜🙏🏾

  9. Leroy always had a smile. No matter where you saw him, it was always glowing. My condolences and prayers are with Cheryl and their family. May your memories console you and bring joy to your hearts as you continue your love for him.

  10. I just found out about Leroy’s passing. I work at a chiropractic office and he would come in on a regular basis. He always had a smile and we would talk about the Dallas Cowboys or the Spurs, his grandkids or his trips. I am very to hear he is no longer with us. My prayers go out to his family. He will be missed.

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