Henry Sharp Wheeler, Jr., age 88, of Tullahoma, Tn., formerly of Jacksboro, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Life Care Center of Lynchburg. He served in WWII as a Nose Gunner with the 456 Bomb Group that flew 35 bombing missions in a B-24 over Europe. He worked for RJR Nabisco as a salesman before he retired. He was a member of the American Legion Post 43, First United Methodist Church and enjoyed hunting and horseback riding. He is the son of the late Henry Wheeler Sr. and Mary Hollingsworth Wheeler. Preceded in death by his wife, Helen Burnett Wheeler, five brother and three sisters.
Daughter: Karen Orr & husband John
Sons: David Wheeler & wife Teri
Ron Wheeler & wife Patra, all of Tullahoma
Brother: Bill Wheeler of LaFollette
Sister: Ada Cannon of Jackson, Tn
9 Grandchildren: Jay Garrick, Erin Schwartz, Melissa Wheeler, Michael Black,
Cynthia Guevart, Jason Wheeler, Kelly Collins, Kim Brown,
5 Great-grandchildren: Connor, Adriana, Ava, Luca and Evan.
Funeral Services 3 PM Thursday Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma
Rev. Mark Ashley officiating
Interment to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.
Family will receive friends 5 to 8 PM Wednesday at Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma
Obit provided as a courtesy by Cross-Smith Funeral Home