Funeral for Marine killed in Chattanooga to be held at Hixson UMC

Funeral for Marine killed in Chattanooga to be held at Hixson UMC


July 24 update: Funeral for Sgt. Wyatt is today


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 22, 2015) -- Funeral services for one of four Marines who died in a July 16 attack on Chattanooga military facilities will be held at Hixson United Methodist Church, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.

Sgt. David Wyatt will be buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, July 24 at at Hixson UMC with the Rev. Reed Shell and Navy Chaplain Commander James Storie officiating.

"I ask you to surround Reed Shell and Hixson UMC in prayer," the Rev. Brenda Carroll, Chattanooga District superintendent, wrote this morning on a Facebook page for Chattanooga clergy.

"They could use our prayers as they minister and deal with all that goes with media presence and a huge crowd," Carroll wrote. "As we continue in prayer for these families burying their loved ones, and for our city, I also pray for you as you lead people of faith and bring others to know Jesus."

Hixson's website announced that "video will not be permitted in the church or during the service."

"We are currently awaiting approval from the family to set media locations at the church site," the Hixson website said. "The designated funeral procession route will be announced Thursday afternoon."

Read more about David Wyatt in the Chattanooga Times Free Press