S. Bruce ‘Sam’ Pyatt, 72, Quincy

Stanley Bruce ‘Sam’ Pyatt, 72, of Quincy and formerly of Fayette County, died at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Following cremation, private graveside services will be held at a later date. Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors in Quincy was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: American Lung Association or donors choice.

Mr. Pyatt was born on May 16, 1935, in Ramsey, the son of Maurice and Arlene Martin Pyatt. He married Barbara Willett on Oct. 10, 1955, in Biloxi, Miss.

He was educated in Vandalia schools and at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Before his retirement in 2003, he owned and operated Holcomb Studio in Galesburg for 46 years.

He is survived by his wife; children, Stanley M. Pyatt and his wife Sue of Lake Worth, Fla., Stephanie Pyatt of Quincy, and Stuart Pyatt and his wife Mona of Quincy; grandchildren, Brandy Goudy, Michael Pyatt, Jodie Pyatt and Jamie Pyatt; and sister, Diane and her husband Bob Blackburn of Ramsey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Audrey Prouty; and a granddaughter, Jordan Pyatt.

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