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James Ruben Wyatt

January 20, 1975 ~ November 27, 2017 (age 42)

James Ruben Wyatt, beloved son, father, brother, uncle, nephew, and cousin unexpectedly passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Columbia, SC. He was 42 years old. The family will receive friends with open casket  from 6:00 to 8 p.m.,Saturday, 2 December 2017 at Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home, 4645 Hardscrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29229 A funeral service will be held on Sunday beginning 1 p.m. Sunday, 3 December 2017 at Kornegay  & Moseley Funeral & Cremation Service.  


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Transitions, 2025 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201. 


James was born in January, 1975 at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Hospital in Goldsboro, NC. He was the son of  James Michael Wyatt (U.S. Army Infantry Ret.) and the late Barbara Draughon Wyatt. He was a 1993 graduate of Spring Valley High School, Columbia, SC. He attended Midlands Technical College.


James was the past owner of "Lawn Enforcement" and greatly enjoyed the landscaping  business. He worked for a large grocery business when he passed. He will always be remembered as a caring, outgoing, and a very pleasant person to be around. He had a smile that always lit up the room, magnetic personality, and was a special person who comes along once in a lifetime. James never met a stranger. James always lived his life to the fullest up to the day he passed.  He was exceptionally proud of his daughter's athletic and academic achievements. Throughout his life he valued friendship and respect for others. The lord has called him home and he will be reunited with his mother once again.     


Surviving are his father, James Michael Wyatt and step-mother Leslie Ptashkin Wyatt of Columbia, SC; beloved daughter Shelby Nunley Wyatt, Tennessee; a sister Rebecca Wyatt McLaws, Canton, Georgia; step-sisters Nicole Ptashkin Sherman (Matt) of Columbia, SC and Amanda Ptashkin of Atlanta, GA and adored Aunts: Brenda Draughon Shafer (Gary) of Raleigh, NC, Beverly Draughon Thomas (David), Pikeville, NC, Barbara Specht (Al) of Toledo, Ohio, Karen Fruiter (Chris Napolski) of Onsted, Michigan; beloved Uncle of Hunter and Ethan McLaws of Canton, GA; Cousins: Matt, Ashley, and Justin Thomas of Pikeville, NC; Mark Shafer (Amber) of Raleigh, NC and Amy (Robert) Adkins of Spring, TX; Al Specht Jr and Heather (Scott) Specht Taylor, of Maumee, Ohio.   


The family wishes to thank the ambulance crew, Providence NE Emergency Room staff for their efforts to save James.   


Rest in peace our Jamie. We miss you, we will always love you.


 Service Information

December 2, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kornegay & Moseley
4645 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29229

Funeral Service
December 3, 2017

1:00 PM
Kornegay & Moseley
4645 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29229

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