Earl Burton Wheeler, 91, of Winchester, husband of Opiedell Heflin Wheeler, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at his home.
Mr. Wheeler was born in Clark County on Jan. 12, 1921 to the late Hagar and Ella Cockrell Wheeler.
He was a WWII Army Signal Corps Veteran, a member of the First United Methodist Church, and worked for theU.S. Postal Service for 35 years. Following his retirement, he became involved in home construction with his son for several years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Pamela A. (Dr. Jim) Castle of Corbin; his son, Richard E. (Deborah) Wheeler of Lexington; four grandchildren, Richard L. Wheeler, Teresa (Daniel) Sigers, Leslie (David) Hammer, and Sandra A. (Isaac) Oh; six great-grandchildren, Cameron Ginter, Drew Ginter, Abigail Hardin, Elliott Oh, Evan Oh and Logan Hammer; three caregivers, Julie Wilson, Anissa Gerber and Sara Crouch; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, John Milton Wheeler.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Friday, June 1, at Scobee Funeral Home by the Rev. James Williams. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tom Goebel, Robert Baldwin, Robert Jackson, Ed Burtner, David Prewitt, Larry Cockrell, Gary Cockrell and Edgar Norton. Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene Rogers, Fred Pace, Ron Hoover, Kirby Roberts, Edward Williams and Ed Hanziak.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Scobee Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice East or the First United Methodist Church.
The online guest book is available at www.scobeefuneralhome.com, and the 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 744-2122.