He was a graduate of Albany High School. On July 2, 1966, he married Nora Ellen Newton in Valley View, Texas. He served his country in the United States Army, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Breckenridge, and was a self-employed, paint contractor.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 27, 2014 in the Albany Cemetery in Albany, Texas. Doug Steinberg presided over the services.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nora of Sanger; daughter, Leslye Ruth Wheeler Ramirez of Amarillo; son, Daniel Christopher Wheeler of Graham and his grandchildren, Shay, Elizabeth, Royce, Gage, Thiago, and Veronica. He is preceded in death by his parents.
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