Funeral services for Wyatt Thomas Edwards, 18, of Hallsville, Texas will be 2PM, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Hallsville. Visitation will be 6PM to 8Pm, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Welch Funeral Home in Longview. Wyatt Thomas Edwards was born September 16, 1999 in Longview, Texas. He went to be with the Lord on January 6, 2018, after a tragic accident. Wyatt always helped everyone he could and everything he did, he gave 100 percent. He loved his friends and family tremendously. He had a heart as big as Texas. He loved hard and played hard. He was fun, fierce, headstrong, loyal to a fault, and wanted to protect us all. Wyatt loved the outdoors and was happiest sitting in a duck blind or deer stand. He was an avid duck hunter and member of the Greater Longview Delta Waterfowl. Wyatt was proud and excited about his job as a tool room attendant at Komatsu Mining of Longview, Texas.
Wyatt was survived by his parents, Tom and Julie Edwards of Hallsville, Texas, and his sister, Montana, and brother Cade. He is also survived by his grandparents, Neil and Susie Johnson of Longview, Texas and Sandra Edwards of South Bend, Indiana; Aunt Beth and Uncle Rick McGaughey of Longview, Texas; Aunt Sheila and Uncle Mark Pippenger of Nappanee, Indiana; cousins Elizabeth McGaughey, Michelle Badics, Michael Pippenger, Mitchell Pippenger, Matthew Pippenger, Mason Pippenger, Micah Pippenger, Megan Pippenger, Nora Badics; and many other great aunts and uncles, cousins, and other family members. Wyatt was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles Edwards of South Bend, Indiana. Pall bearers for the funeral are Bradley Dawson, Jayce Mitchell, Michael Graham, Mason Morgan, Garrett Henley, Jordan Driskell, Noah Bodie, and Brady Jones.