Glenn Muriel Wheeler was born the son of Fred Wheeler and Ruby (Cypret) Wheeler on August 13, 1927, in Myrtle, Missouri, and departed this life September 23, 2013, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 86 years.
He was united in marriage on April 29, 1947 at Myrtle, Missouri, to Wanda Marie Brewer, his wife of forty-eight years, who preceded him in death on July 14, 1995. He was united in marriage in 2003 at Salem, Arkansas to Carolee Barton.
He is survived by three children, JoAnn Wright of Independence, Missouri, Larry Wheeler and wife, Linda of West Plains, Missouri and Donna Wheeler of Thayer, Missouri; six grandchildren, Rick Wright and wife, Lynn of Smithville, Missouri, Randy Wright and wife, Tania of Archie, Missouri, Tami DuBois and husband, Geoff, Traci Roberts and Tina Arnold, all of Thayer, Missouri, and Devin Wheeler of West Plains, Missouri; eighteen great grandchildren, Ryan, Robin, Drew, Aaron, Cecily, Weston, Emma, Zeke, Gracie, Hayden, Jathan, Zeb, Jessa, Hunter, Heath, Keera, Jake and Chloe; brother-in-law, Frank Gilmore of Springfield, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ruby Wheeler; wife, Wanda Wheeler; one son, Ronnie Wheeler; one granddaughter, Kelly Metoyer; two brothers, James and Billy Joe Wheeler; and one sister, Bonnie Gilmore.
Glenn was a Veteran, serving his country during 1945 and 1946 in the United States Army. He and his wife, Wanda, raised their four children near Kansas City, Missouri, where Glenn worked in auto sales. After moving the family back to Thayer in 1974, Glenn was employed as a car salesman for Blackburn’s Chevrolet, retiring after fifteen years of service.
Glenn enjoyed gardening and loved riding the lawnmower and caring for the lawn.
He had attended Church at Centerpoint Church of God of Prophecy. The last year of his life, he made his home at Shepherd’s View Assisted Living in Alton, Missouri, where he cherished his time shared with family and friends. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Richard Robinson officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Thursday from 1:00 PM until time of the service.
Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.