Former Democratic Sen. David Wyatt of Batesville died this morning. He was 65 and had been undergoing treatment for cancer.

Wyatt, who didn’t seek re-election in 2014, was a farmer, and a former Independence County judge who held off a Republican challenger, Linda Collins-Smith,  in 2012  She won the seat in 2014.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville.