He was the son of the late Goldie Vernon Wheeler. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey Wheeler; and father-in-law, Larry Stafford.
He worked for Gilbert Fence Co. for eight years. He loved fishing and going to Georgetown Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Wheeler of Cleveland; son, Ronald Wheeler and his wife Brittany of Cleveland; mother, Doris Cross of Cleveland; sisters: Carolyn Hipps and Kristie Wheeler, both of Cleveland, and Brenda Rodriquez and Vicky Lee and her husband Robert, all of Alabama; brothers: Daniel Wheeler and Jeff Shepherd and his wife, Elizabeth, all of Cleveland; mother-in-law, Betty Stafford of Delano; stepmother, Edna Wheeler of Cleveland; stepsister: Rhonda Beckler; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Remembrance of Life service will conducted Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. from the Wildwood Avenue Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. James Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in the Samples Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 9 today at the funeral homes.
The memorial book may be viewed and signed at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.