Willard Richard Wyatt & Ruby Elenor Fostor Wyatt

Ruby and Dick Wyatt

Ruby and Dick Wyatt

Willard Richard “Dick” Wyatt was born March 12, 1905, the tenth child of Milton White Wyatt and Fannie Caroline (Baird) Wyatt. Dick went through the ninth grade in school at Sipe Springs Texas where he was born.

In October of 1926, Dick married Ruby Elenor Foster. They were married in Royce City, Texas. To this union one child was born, a son named James Richard Wyatt.

Dick began working in the oil fields when he was about twelve-years-old. He started by hauling water to the local oilrigs. He spent the next sixty years in and out of the oil field. He was a driller for Duncan Drilling Company in Big Spring, Texas, and he helped drill some of the early wells around Odessa Texas.

Dick bought the family farm at Sipe Springs from his mother after his father died. Sometimes he would come back to the farm and farm, but always drilling wells was in his blood. When he was about seventy, he went work for Hailey Energy Inc. For the next ten years, he was the manager for them. He and Ruby lived all over the state of Texas.

Dick died in August of 1989 and is buried in the Sipe Springs Cemetery. Ruby followed on September 14, 2007 at the age of 100. She is also buried in the Sipe Springs Cemetery. She and Dick were both Methodist.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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