Ray W. Wheeler, 87, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth with Dr. Murray Richey officiating. Entombment will follow at Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at Greenwood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray’s name to John Knox Presbyterian Church, 4350 River Oaks Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76114, or Parkinson Support Group of Tarrant County, 4638 Lafayette Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
Ray was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Robinson, Ill. He graduated from Polytechnic High School and then from TCU in 1949. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy where he flew as a gunner radioman in SB2C Helldivers. He married Maurine Briley in August 1950. He retired from General Dynamics after 41 years in material management. He was a member of John Knox Presbyterian Church where he was an elder. He enjoyed boating on Eagle Mountain Lake.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Maurine Wheeler; sister, Kitty Onstott; and parents, Cyril O. and Doris O. Wheeler.
Survivors include his sons, Leonard Wheeler and wife, Debbie and Brian Wheeler and wife, Cherie; daughter, Laura “Lollie” Moore and husband, Jimmy; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Wheeler; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Onstott and Curtis Briley; sisters-in-law, Mildred Briley and Christine Upchurch; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Azle News,
Oct. 30, 2013 Edition