Funeral services for Robert Earl Wyche, 94, of Ringling are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at the Ringling First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Ringling Memorial Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
Robert Earl was born April 29, 1919, at Blooming Grove, Texas, to the late Robert "Bob" Earl Wyche and Beatrice (Thomas) Wyche. He went to be with the Lord Monday morning, Nov. 25, 2013, at his home in Ringling.
He and his family moved to Ringling when he was 9, where they owned and operated a hatchery-poultry business south of town. He married the former Ms. Mary Frances Love, who he met while attending college at OSU. Soon after, he joined the United States Navy at the beginning of WWII and served honorably as an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd class until Jan. 12, 1946. He returned to Ringling afterwards and took over the hatchery business before beginning his career at the U.S. Postal Service from which he would later retire. He also served as the mayor of Ringling, and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mary preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 1994. He then married the former Hazel Dunford on April 25, 1995, at Las Vegas. They spent several happy years together with their families residing in Ringling. They attended the First Baptist of Ringling, and always enjoyed being together and driving the countryside.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; and sister, Mary Bickel.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel (Porter) Dunford Wyche of the home; daughter Linelle Mallory of Bethany; sons Charles Wyche and wife, Nona of Springdale, Ark., and Jerry Wyche and wife, Diane of Lone Grove; stepdaughter Nita Wade and husband, Calvin of Ringling; grandchildren Jon David Wyche and Brandie Riggs and husband, Jase; step-grandchildren Brent Wade and wife, Angela, Brad Wade and wife, Annie, and Brandon Wade and wife, Amy; great-grandchildren Sophia and Nora Riggs; step-great-grandchildren Jacob, Travis, Larin, Hadon, Brice, Kye and Knox; and numerous other family and friends.
Serving as casket bearers will be Jase Riggs, Jon David Wyche, Brent Wade, Brad Wade, Brandon Wade and Calvin Wade.
Family visitation will be from 5-7 this evening at Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
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