He was born in Rome Nov. 13, 1941, the son of the late O. N. Wheeler and the late Sarah Beavers Wheeler.
Rev. Wheeler was a member of the Mackey Lodge No. 120 F & AM, and the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Cedartown.
He was a former forest ranger with the Georgia Department of Forestry, having retired in 2002 with 25 years of service.
Rev. Wheeler was preceded in death by his wife, the former Barbara Galloway on Feb. 14, 2003.
He is survived by his children, Jeff Wheeler, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann, of Cave Spring; Janis Wheeler Rone of Hiram; Bradley Wheeler and his wife, Tina, of Cave Spring. Seven grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Tucker and the Rev. Earl Partain Sr. officiating.
Interment followed in the Cave Spring Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Kyle Wheeler, Cody Wheeler, Jeremiah Wheeler, Zachariah Rone, Phil Wheeler, Brent Wheeler, Todd Watson, and Chris Camp.
John’s House Cave Spring Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.