Rucker Wheelis, 73, of Union City died Monday, July 29, 2019, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at White-Ran-son Funeral Home, with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Scott Denaburg, Shannon Beaman, James Whaley, Brennen Whaley, Connor Whaley and David Abshire.
Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Quinton, William Reese and Frank Johnson.
The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church in Union City.
He was born Oct. 13, 1945, in Mayfield, Ky., son of the late Rucker Wheelis Sr. and Wanda May (Green) Wheelis. He married Sherry Elaine (Hill) Wheelis on Nov. 4, 1977. She survives.
He was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, a member of First Baptist Church in Union City, United Steel Workers, a Mason and served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Wheelis of Union City; two sons, Chuck (Alicia) Wheelis of Troy and Greg (Dara) Whaley of Bogalusa, La.; one daughter-in-law, Regina Whaley of Union City; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Dena Wheelis and Nora McClure, both of Granite City, Ill.; and one niece, Karen (Scott) Denaburg of Medina.
He was preceded in death by one son, Danny Whaley; two brothers, Charles McBride and Johnny Wheelis; and one sister, Freda Persich.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.