Let the memory of Richard be with us forever
  • 90 years old
  • Born on April 26, 1925 .
  • Passed away on March 25, 2016 .

Richard Winston Wheeler, 90, a longtime resident of Granville County, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at Duke Regional Hospital. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, a member of Franklin County Masonic Lodge and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Bertha Wheeler.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church by Rev. Carl E. Hunter. Entombment will follow the service at Fairview Memorial Cemetery in Franklinton, NC.

Visitation will be held, prior to the service, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM at the church and at other times at the home.

Surviving are his wife of sixty-two years, Willie Gray Wheeler of the home, three sons, Mike Wheeler (Toni Anne) of Butner, Gary Wheeler (Polly) of Alexandria, Va. And Steven Wheeler of Franklinton, a daughter, Tamara Wheeler of Franklinton, two grandchildren, Maxwell Vann Wheeler and Jessica Nicole Wheeler. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Mangum and Louise Chambers.

Omission of flowers is requested and memorials may be made to Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565 or to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 1245 Mt. Olivet Church Rd., Franklinton NC 27525.

Posted by Brenda Brogden on 6th April 2016
Tamara, Mike, Gary, and Steve: I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Thinking about you and the family. I know you have many fond memories of him. He was always so sweet and kind. Keeping you in my prayers.
Posted by S Hill on 28th March 2016
I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Jehovah God promises that very soon death and all sorrow will be a thing of the past. Revelation 21:3,4. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. " Also, he promises that there will be a resurrection. This real hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again is found at Acts 24:15. I hope the promises of the Bible can bring you and your family comfort during this difficult time.
Posted by Kenneth Harp on 27th March 2016
I have known Mr. Wheeler for 15 years since moving to Wilton and he has always proved to be a good Christian man. I have known his children longer and they was always a good example of what he taught them. He will really be missed and God has another angel. The family will be in my prayers and may God ease the pain they feel.
Posted by Larry Slate on 26th March 2016
Marie and I are so sorry for your loss. All our love and prayers to your family. May our Lord be near and dear to you at this time. Proverbs 3: 5 - 6.

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