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Obituary: Monty Wyche

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BOSSIER CITY – Funeral services for Retired Judge Monty Meares Wyche will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 1, 2014 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bossier City.  Officiating will be Rev. Beth Sentell and Rev. Dan Hignight.  Interment will follow at Plain Dealing Cemetery with U.S. Navy Honors.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

WycheMonty2Judge Wyche was born on December 4, 1926 in Plain Dealing, Louisiana to James Egbert and Helen Friend Wyche, and passed away on July 28, 2014 after a brief illness at Christus Schumpert Highland Hospital in Shreveport, surrounded by his wife and children.  After graduating from Benton High School, he attended LSU for one year before enlisting in the Army during World War II.  After the war he completed his college education and received his Juris Doctorate Degree from LSU Law School in 1950, and then served again in the Army during the Korean War.  He practiced law in Bossier Parish for many years, including a number of years as an Assistant District Attorney.  He was appointed in 1969 as a State District Judge for the 26th Judicial District Court in Bossier and Webster Parishes, filling an unexpired term, and was unopposed for election each subsequent term until his retirement in 1988.  During his retirement years, he continued to serve as judge when asked to fill various temporary vacancies in the 1st and 26th Judicial District Courts, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeal.  He served on the Judicial Council of the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Council of the Louisiana Law Institute.  He also served in the Naval Reserve, attaining the rank of Commander before retiring.

He was a long-time elder in the Presbyterian Church, and was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bossier City.  He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Phi Delta Phi, an international legal honor society, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Retired Military Officers Association.  

Judge Wyche is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Phil Phillips and a sister, Betty Phillips Wyche.  He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Ann Wesson Wyche; their daughter, Martha Wyche Singletary and husband, Robert of Baton Rouge; sons, James Wesson Wyche and wife, Shannon Kring Wyche of Shreveport, and Timothy David Wyche of Madisonville and fiancée, Carolina Erdozain; six grandchildren, Tyler and Kylee Wyche, Marine Lance Corporal Jonathan Wyche and fiancée, Nicole Capito, and Allen, Davis and Kirk Singletary; a sister, Madge Wyche Brice and husband, Don  and many other friends and family.  

Monty was devoted to his wife and family and was a man of deep faith.  He greatly enjoyed his Sunday School class and times spent at his church, lunches and fellowship with friends at the Barksdale Officers Club, all things LSU, and, in earlier years, gardening, bicycling and vacationing with his family.  In the legal community, as well as in all aspects of his life, he was known for his fairness, calm demeanor, and his kind, gentle and loving spirit.  He was deeply loved by his family and friends.  

Honoring Monty as pallbearers will be Lee Brice, Gordon Christy, Allen Singletary, Robert Singletary, Judge Ford Stinson and Jeff Wyche.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Don Brice, Davis Singletary, Kirk Singletary, A. M. Wallace, Jr., Al Wyche and Marine Lance Corporal Jonathan Wyche.

The family suggests memorials may be made in Judge Wyche’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.