Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 4:52 pm
The Messenger, June 14, 2010
Alvin Wheeler, 83, of South Fulton died June 11, 2010, at Union City Manor Nursing Home.
Services were set for 10 a.m. today at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with Miles Mayo officiating. Burial was to follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
The family requests that memorials be made to Paralyzed Vets of America, 7 Millbrook Road, Whilton, NH 43086-0908; or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
He was born Sept. 29, 1926, in East St. Louis, Ill., son of the late Henry Clyde and Flaudie Elizabeth (Long) Wheeler. He was the widower of Carmen Wheeler, who died Feb. 21, 2010, and had been a section foreman and track inspector for the Illinois Central Railroad. He was a member of Smith Street Church of Christ in South Fulton and was a member of the Civitan Club.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served with the 24th Infantry Division.
He had lived in Fulton and South Fulton and in Graves County in Kentucky.
Survivors include his daughter, Rannah Wheeler; his son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Gaytha Wheeler; and two grandchildren, Brandy Wheeler and Lauren Wheeler, all of South Fulton.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.