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James Richard Wheeler

Obituary James Richard Wheeler, 85, of Lafayette, TN formerly of Monroe County, passed away Tuesday, September 5 at his home.He was born February 13, 1932 in Monroe County, KY to the late Richard Odell Wheeler and Bessie Dyer Wheeler. He was a retired construction worker, farmer, US Army Veteran, a Baptist minister and a member of Liberty United General Baptist Church. He was united in marriage on November 24, 1956 to the former Barbara Witcher.He is survived by his wife Barbara Wheeler, two sons: Donnie Wheeler, Ronnie Wheeler and wife Christy all of Lafayette, one daughter: Victoria Masters and husband Michael of Tampa, FL, one brother: Jerry Wheeler of Louisville, two sisters: Dixie Doyle of Kokomo, IN, Nina Holt of Indianapolis, eleven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son: Ricky wheeler, one brother: Thomas Ray Wheeler and three sisters: Belva Shockley, Virginia Lee and Katherine Wilson and one great grandchild: River Williams.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 8 at 2:00 PM at Strode's Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel with burial to follow in New Liberty Cemetery.Military rites will be performed at graveside by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow.Visitation will be after 2:00 PM on Thursday and after 7:30 AM on Friday at Strode's Gamaliel Chapel.Memorials are suggested to the Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN . To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Richard Wheeler please visit our Sympathy Store. Cemetery Details New Liberty Monroe County, KY, Visitation SEP 7. 2:00 PM (CDT) Strode's Gamaliel Chapel 315 E. Main Street (Highway 100)Gamaliel, KY, 42140cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Visitation SEP 8. 7:30 AM (CDT) Strode's Gamaliel Chapel 315 E. Main Street (Highway 100)Gamaliel, KY, 42140cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Service SEP 8. 2:00 PM (CDT) Strode's Gamaliel Chapel 315 E. Main Street (Highway 100)Gamaliel, KY, 42140cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Richard Wheeler, please visit our floral store.

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My father-in-law Johnny Frank Butler was attempting to reach Mr. Wheeler this week (Sept. 6th). Johnny served with James Wheeler in 1953 with U.S. Army 35th Engineers stationed in Germany. He told me that he really liked Mr. Wheeler. Butler lives in Vinemont, Alabama with his German bride Franciska Frieg Butler whom he met while serving in German. The Butlers and Spears wish to express their condolences.

George Spear Sep 8 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Wheeler

Pam Bentley Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Wheeler

Steve & Sherrie Peeler Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Wheeler

Billy and Betty Hunter Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

He was a very good person and neighbor. We lived next door to them at Bugtussel for 2 years. He gave us alot of the things we needed to fix the house we were renting to make it livable. I have a set of owl lamps he gave me that I cherish.

Billy and Betty Hunter Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM