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Mr. Denny Ray Wheeler, age 77, of Fayetteville, passed away February 16, 2018.
Mr. Wheeler was born on September 7, 1940 in Aragon, GA to the late William and Ruth Wheeler. He was a 1959 graduate of North Clayton High School where he played the bass clarinet in the marching band. He was also a talented athletic on the basketball and football teams, even playing Center on the All State Football Team. During those days he was known as “Denny Scrappy Wheeler” due to his thin physique combined with his exceptional athletic abilities. Mr. Wheeler went on to become an avionics technician during his successful 42 year career.
Mr. Wheeler was a good provider and a true southern man. He enjoyed outlaw country music such as Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. He was an avid football fan of the Falcons and Georgia Bulldogs. He was a staunch hater of the University of Alabama football.
Along with his parents, Mr. Wheeler was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Billie Ruth Wheeler, and his son, Dean Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler is survived by his children: Russell Murphy of Fayetteville, Dee (Donnie) Vinson of Bogart, Tonya Heimann of Greenville, TX, Tamarah McCull of Griffin, and Shawn Albright of Griffin; sister and brother-in-law: Donna and Euell Stallings of Orlando, FL; grandchildren: Angel, Brandi, Holly, Heather, Christopher, Jessica, Taylor, Laverne and Ray; great-grandchildren: Savannah, Olivia, Mason, Stella, Roma, Nathan, Emma Ray, Alex, Brooklyn, Heidi, Sean and Matthew.
The Wheeler family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville.
Michael Chancey says
Known him for many years… Very good man very good provider.. Don’t remember him missing a single day of work.. Stern and strong… A quiet gentle man.. Well miss you…..
Kim Redmond says
I pray you rest in peace with God’s Mercy on your soul Uncle Denny.
Euell Stallings (Eddie) says
We will miss you, I have so many fond memories growing up with you as my uncle. We pray for the peace that only comes from Jesus Christ as family and friends mourn our loss.