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James Edward Wheeler

James Edward Wheeler

Male 1937 - 2010  (72 years)

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  • Name James Edward Wheeler  [1, 2, 3
    Born 21 Sep 1937  Jasper, Hamilton, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1945  Pasco, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 11 Jan 2010  Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • James Edward Wheeler
      1937-2010

      Retired US Navy Chief James Edward Wheeler, 72, died January 11, 2010 at Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence, surrounded by his family after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Mr. Wheeler was born September 21, 1937 in Jasper, Florida. He was the son of the late Della Spradley and Marvin Wheeler. He entered the Navy in 1954. He went to Pensacola, Florida for an assignment where he met the love of his life, June Nelson, and they were married November 8, 1962 in Pensacola. He served proudly in the US Navy for 20 years with fond memories of his time aboard the USS New Jersey. After retiring he worked for Naval Hospital Power Plant for 20 years. He was a member of the Pensacola Branch Fleet Reserve Unit 22.

      He was preceded in death by his brothers J.B. Wheeler and Marvin (Buddy) Wheeler, sisters Kathryn H. Dykes and infant girl Wheeler.

      He is survived by his wife of 47 years June; daughter Valerie L. Davis (John) of Cantonment, Florida and son Gerry L. Wheeler (Sylvia) of Pace, Florida, three grandchildren, Charlotte Davis, Amy Wheeler and Christopher Wheeler, two step-grandchildren, John (JJ) Davis and Adam Davis, one step-great grandchild Leslie Davis, sisters Eunice Cravey, Thelma Chauncey, Dorothy Johnson, Betty Ann Stumph (Daryl), June Walker (Rufus), Charlotte Collins, Alice Anderson; brother CA Wheeler (Mary); many nieces and nephews in Lake City, Florida and extended Nelson Family in Pensacola, Florida and special little buddy Noah Nelson.

      A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North-Cantonment on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. with a Fleet Reserve Service at 6:00 p.m. Funeral services for Mr. Wheeler will be conducted on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 11:00 am at Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home in Lake City, Florida with Pastor Ron Williamson officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City, Florida.

      Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews.

      A special thanks to the staff of Hospice and to Dr. Tan and his staff of Woodlands Medical Specialist.

      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Foundation , 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 and the Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence, 10075 Hillview Road, Pensacola, Florida 32514.

      Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Highway 29 South Cantonment is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be placed online at fcfhs.com

      Published in Lake City Reporter on January 13, 2010
    Buried 15 Jan 2010  Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3434  tng Genealogy

    Father Marvin Jessie Wheeler,   b. 11 Sep 1901, Blounts Ferry, Columbia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1977, Bartow, Polk, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Della Spradley,   b. 4 Nov 1904, Benton, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1975, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 29 Jan 1922  Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Divorced 1946  Polk, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    Family ID F8030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Sep 1937 - Jasper, Hamilton, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 2010 - Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    James Edward Wheeler photo

  • Sources 
    1. [S351] Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Census Year: 1945 Locality: Precinct 5 County: Pasco Page: 3 Line: 25 Archive Series #: S1371, Roll 33
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FloridaStateCen1867&h=1066695&indiv=try
      [ View Florida Census Document]

    2. [S541] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46619665.
      Record for James Edward Wheeler
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FindAGraveUS&h=9986792&indiv=try

    3. [S350] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Volume: 2090; Certificate: 35382

      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FLmarriageindex&h=2348170&indiv=try
      [ View marriage certificate]

    4. [S96] Columbia County, FL Marriages 1893-1925, Marvin Jessie Wheeler and Della Spradley.
      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flbakehs/colMgsBooksEG_W.html#w

    5. [S358] Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).
      Certificate Number: 8599