William James “Jim” Wheeler, 69, of Sanger, was born on May 14, 1944 in El Paso, Texas to William Vinson and V. Pauline (Dodson) Wheeler.  He passed away on February 24, 2014 in Denton, Texas.
            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.
            Online condolences may be made to www.cokerfuneralhome.com.