Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 5:00 pm
The Messenger, June 13, 2013
Carthel Duane Wheeler, 95, of the Latham community died June 12, 2013, at Weakley County Rehab and Nursing Center in Dresden.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Latham, with burial following in the church cemetery. The Revs. Donald Doster and Jim Garner will officiate.
Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Feb. 26, 1918, in Latham, son of the late Cylvester Harcourt and Florence Irene (Payne) Wheeler. He was married to the former Eva Dell Winstead, who preceded him in death, and was a lifelong member of New Hope Baptist Church.
He was a self-employed farmer and gas station owner.
He had been a member of the board of directors for Dukedom Bank and Weakley County Bank and had attended the former Bible Union Grade School.
He is also survived by four stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Susie Henley of Memphis, Jan Byars of Martin and Diane and Dr. Jere Crenshaw and Ricki and Kelly Edmison of Union City; two stepsons and his daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Pollard of Latham and Jerry Pollard of Greenville; his cousin, Carolyn Milford of Blacklick, Ohio; 16 step-grandchildren; and 18 step-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two other wives, Bonnie (Holland) Wheeler and Ella Mae (Black) Wheeler; his stepsister, Rachel Winstead; and three stepbrothers, Oran Winstead, Ralph Winstead and Charles Winstead.