Oilman Oscar Wyatt Jr. hospitalized after stroke

Nov 26, 2008 Full story: El Paso Times 22

Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt Jr., who pleaded guilty to making illegal payments for Iraqi oil, is in a Houston hosptal after suffering a stroke.

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Dudley Henderson

Humble, TX

#1 Jan 29, 2009
I worked for Oscar Wyatt for over 12 years and I feel like it is important to say something nice about the man I would call my friend. Oscar Wyatt has been raked over the coals for what he did in the oil for food program in Iraq and served time for it. Now that he has had a stroke and unable to carry on in the business world are even speak for him self I feel like I should. This man was totally responsible for employing thousands of people over his life time and many are living a conforable life now. I can tell you he was a person who's word was good, his heart was true to his workers and friends and gave away thousands of dollars to the poor people in the local area around Hebbronville,TX in the way of food durning the Holidays. I can't tell you how many people with medical problems he would fly them in to Houston provide medical assest and never ask for a dime. I can go on and on and on about the good things he did in his life time and it makes me sick he is having to live out the rest of live feeling no one cares about all the good he provided just the bad. God Bless you Mr. Wyatt, I owe you a lot and I am proud to call you my friend.
dwh
David Bean

Lowell, MA

#2 May 31, 2009
Mr Wyatt,(I did not know him well enough to call him "Oscar") was the BEST employer I ever had. I worked for Coastal for 15 years, and my only complaint is that I can't work for him now. God bless Mr Wyatt...

Employee from 08/05/1986-02/28/2002 (+ consultant at Coastal Aruba Refinery from 01/15/2003 to 04/15/2004).
Sandra Cariker

Houston, TX

#3 Jan 4, 2010
I've never met the man, but I've always believed I would like him because he is plain spoken and you always know where you stand with him. I think some people run him down because he dares to do what they wouldn't.
Sandra Cariker

Houston, TX

#4 Jan 14, 2010
Sandra Cariker wrote:
I've never met the man, but I've always believed I would like him because he is plain spoken and you always know where you stand with him. I think some people run him down because he dares to do what they wouldn't.
It's me again. My original post shows me to be in Houston, TX. I'm in Nacogdoches, TX.
Barbara Latell

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Mar 31, 2010
I knew Oscar Wyatt many years ago. I was in my late 20's. My girlfriend and I couldn't pay our hotel bill in Houston. I called Oscar Wyatt and told him the situation. He immediately sent over one of his employee's and our $500 bill was paid. He never asked for a dime back. What a wonderful man. I don't think he deserved prison or the 11 million dollar fine. He made a mistake but what about the many dishonest things our government has done? And Oscar Wyatt made many people wealthy at Coastal Gas.

Since: Jul 11

Johnstown, CO

#6 Jul 26, 2011
I worked for Oscar Wyatt as his personal Chef for three years and then went on to get my pilots certificates and then flew for Coastal and later El Paso Corp. Mr Wyatt was a man of his word. If anyone that met him bothered to get past the gruff exterior, he was a wonderful man on the inside. As long as you never lied to the man you had nothing to worry about, I feel I got along great with him.
I think that Mr Wyatt was, in the long run, a scapegoat for the mess he was accused of in the Iraq dealings, our own Government did a lot worse. I can verify what Dudley Henderson said about the food that was given away at the Holidays, as I was one of many, that was involved with distributing the bags. It was a full meal for a family that was given and it was given to many many families around Hebbronville. Mr. Wyatt was always concerned that it had gotten done. I just hope that he is not living out the rest of his life thinking that no one cares about the good that he did in his life. I know that there were many things he did in anonymity. I for one, care. There is more untold good that that man has done that many will never know of. The man has touched my life and I'm glad I had the chance to have known and worked for him. I am now in Fort Collins, CO, but hope that I can have the chance to get to Houston and see him again.

I have always liked and respected the man.
Thomas Peters

Norwich, CT

#7 Oct 12, 2011
Oscar is one of a kind ! Too bad I only had a few months working as a Pilot for him. He made me feel at home when I went to his ranch. His secretary Emily passed away but she was with him for years ! A great person to speak to.
Thomas Peters

Norwich, CT

#8 Oct 12, 2011
I was CID in the NAVY. The U.S.Gov ernment asked me to be an opprative and arranged to have Lorient Kabala assinated which was accomplished after I had left Kinshasa,Congo. I never was paid the $200,000 by the U.S.Gov ernment for my services!
Charles Robert Worrall

Marietta, GA

#9 Oct 24, 2011
We graduated from aviation cadet program and on to Sedalia Mo. for transitional training. We were room-mates. I went on to Asia and we separated. Lost track of him then. He was a good buddy. We were gong ho to fight for our country. I wish him my best.
anniwce broqn

Katy, TX

#10 Jan 12, 2012
Oscar was an absolute dwar to me. I was the bartwnder on Stouffers 20 th floor from 1979-1984 and Oscar was always a regular and a Dear friend. To see himagain would be a blessing.
Utah man

Washington, UT

#11 Mar 22, 2012
Does anybody know how i can get a hold of Mr. wyatt or someone who handles his properties?
Joe Rios

San Antonio, TX

#12 Jan 2, 2013
Never met Mr. Wyatt, but my wife worked for him in Houston. Before joining Cosstal States she had been a long distant operator for South Western Bell. She would make all his international flight coordinations and communications. I recall my wife always talking about how nice and caring he was. I was attending the University of Houston at the time and we didn't have mush extra money. Mr. Wyatt was very appreciative of the work my wife did for him and was always giving us box seat passes to the Rockets, Oilers, and Astro's games. This man has always had a truly generous heart. So sad that he got himself mixed up in that food for oil fiasco. I think he was just made a political scapegoat to cover our own government's mistakes. He took it like a man and never bashed his political friends even though he could have to save himself. That wouldn't have been his style. Great guy in my book any time!
Juan Garcia Debaca PHD

El Monte, CA

#13 Jan 2, 2013
F__k Oscar,he'll be cowering before the Lord Soon.
Harold Lyons

Gig Harbor, WA

#14 Mar 17, 2013
I first met Oscar in 1958 in Corpus Christi. He at that time had not made all his money, but was on way. You couldn't help but like him when you once got past his first meeting. He helped me and my wife and little girl to many things. Inculding a boat. We sailed in the bay. He also helped my daughter in Spain, when we were being black mailed by a person who was going to try and have her arressted for something made up. We will always have a soft spot for him in our hearts. I know he did a lot of good for many people.
The Raven

El Paso, TX

#15 Mar 17, 2013
Harold Lyons wrote:
I first met Oscar in 1958 in Corpus Christi. He at that time had not made all his money, but was on way. You couldn't help but like him when you once got past his first meeting. He helped me and my wife and little girl to many things. Inculding a boat. We sailed in the bay. He also helped my daughter in Spain, when we were being black mailed by a person who was going to try and have her arressted for something made up. We will always have a soft spot for him in our hearts. I know he did a lot of good for many people.
he liked to be hog tied.
sandra canales

United States

#16 Nov 11, 2013
I worked for him good man i dont care what anbody has to say.all i can say is hopefully one day i can meet up with him again
Concerned

United States

#17 Nov 11, 2013
sandra canales wrote:
I worked for him good man i dont care what anbody has to say.all i can say is hopefully one day i can meet up with him again
You worked for him? Does that me that you performed oral on him or did he bend you over?
Larry Driscoll

El Paso, TX

#18 Nov 11, 2013
I hope this sumbitch gets better soon. He was a damn fine oil man and one hell of a nice guy.
Concerned

United States

#19 Nov 11, 2013
Larry Driscoll wrote:
I hope this sumbitch gets better soon. He was a damn fine oil man and one hell of a nice guy.
Sounds like he had you bent over by your flabby butt cheeks as well.
Larry Driscoll

El Paso, TX

#20 Nov 11, 2013
Concerned wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like he had you bent over by your flabby butt cheeks as well.
No, I never bent over for him. He was just one hell of a nice sumbitch. As for my sexual predilections, I'm partial to brunettes.

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