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Dennis George Wyman

2022-01-10

Dennis George Wyman, 94, died on January 10, 2022. He was born in London, England on June 30, 1927.

Dennis joined the Royal Navy in 1943 at age 16. He served in the Atlantic and in the blockade that prevented the German Pocket Battleships from breaking out and decimating the Russian and Atlantic Convoys. Later they bombarded the French Coast during the Normandy Invasion. Drafted to a new ship he finished the war in the Pacific. He was on the Battleship Anson which was the flagship of the British Pacific Fleet when war ended.

Dennis migrated to the United States in 1951. In 1969 Dennis formed Granta Corporation in Baltimore, MD a toy development group. By 1975 Dennis expanded his business to Europe and became the largest specialty toy design group in Europe. As an inventor and agent, he licensed scores of toy and game products throughout the world.

In the 70’s he introduced electronics to the toy business with Electronic Battleship. Other products created by Dennis included Robotix, Big Wheelie, Test Math Cricket and for Timex Action character watches Winnie the Pooh and Lion King watches. In addition to his love of toys and games, Dennis created a wide range of other products, including the popular Rocket Fishing Rod.

Dennis first retired in 1983 to Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, and later to a sheep farm north of Perth, Australia in 1989. His marriage ended in divorce.

In 1992 Dennis returned to the States and met the love of his life, Lindy Tillou. They married October 16th, 1993 and moved to Amelia Island in the fall of 1994. Dennis cherished his life here especially his friends and his golf. Lindy and Dennis had found paradise on Amelia Island.

Dennis was proud of the careers and achievements of his children and extended family. He will be missed by his children, Steven (Elaine) and five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren from Ponte Vedra. David (Elaine) and two grandchildren from Charleston, SC and Andria (Ian) Wyman-Clarke from Sanctuary Cove, Australia and Gregory (Narelle) from Sydney, Australia.

He will also be dearly missed by his stepsons, Jeffrey (Jen) Tillou and two grandsons from Litchfield, CT and Trace Tillou from Sanibel Island.

The family expresses deep gratitude for the loving care of the team at Community Hospice.

Donations can be made in his memory to Community Hospice.

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