Obituary of D. Wyatt Horne Sr. |

Obituary of D. Wyatt Horne Sr.

D. Wyatt Horne Sr.

Damon “Wyatt” Horne Sr. passed away on Aug. 20, 2014.

Wyatt will be remembered at a celebration of life in Sutter, Calif., by his family, his many friends and business acquaintances.

Wyatt was born in Greenwood, Ark., and lived in Texas before moving to California as a young boy and settled in the Bay Area. He had a brother, Dwight, a firefighter and a sister, Anna Lou.

He built a career as an ironworker from welding and pre-fab, to drafting, to owning his own businesses.

As Wyatt started a family in 1958, he worked at Standard Oil. In 1960, Wyatt’s father-in-law got him his first job with iron, it was with Imperial Engineering.

Wyatt found he had a love and skill for iron and stayed with it his entire life. Later in the 60s and for 20 years after, he worked with a partner, Don Lucas, building up more than one company in Martinez, Calif.

In the 80s, Wyatt remarried and moved to Grass Valley to start the iron company, Custom Fab. From a tiny shop on Combie Road to the custom shop in the city of Lincoln, Calif., Custom Fab grew into a great company that saw Wyatt enjoy the opportunity to work with his sons, Damon and George.

Wyatt went into semi-retirement but worked with Doug Lofts, who worked with Wyatt at Custom Fab and went on to start and build up his own company.

Wyatt is survived by his wife Ann; the mothers of his children, Carol and Nancy; his daughter Paula; his sons, Damon Jr. and George; and his grandchildren, Stephanie, Becky, Troy and Jack.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Lucille and his brother, Dwight.

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