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Lester C. Wyatt, who served as president of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders and the Home Builders Association of Alabama and was a life director at NAHB and a former trustee of the Home Builders Institute, died on Oct. 7 at the age of 82.
Alabama's middleweight Golden Gloves champion in l947, Wyatt attended the University of Alabama and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. before beginning a lifelong career in home building as a brick mason for U.S. Steel Corp.
A residential and light commercial builder and property developer, he founded and was president of Wyatt Construction Co., Wyatt Building Co. and Wyatt Realty and received many awards recognizing his accomplishments in the industry and in his community.
He received the Roy L. Martin Lifetime Achievement Award from his local association and the Shannon Lowder Builder of the Year award from his state association as well as several outstanding service and distinguished service awards.
Within the community, he was a charter member and former president of the Green Valley Country Club, helped develop the Bluff Park and Shades Mountain community parks to provide youth baseball and supported the Hoover, Ala., schools’ athletic associations.
A Master Mason of Hoover Lodge and York Rite, Wyatt was also a member of Bham Touchdown Club and the Tide Pride and Educational and Athletic Scholarship program for the University of Alabama.
Wyatt is survived by his wife, "Peggy" Mary Brown; daughter, Dianne Booth; sons, Randy and Wesley Wyatt; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his sisters, Eleanor Jane Faulkner and Emily Mishoe; and his brothers, Richard and Larry Wyatt and Mac Brogdon.