James E. "Duck" Wheeler PDF Print E-mail

James E. “Duck” Wheeler, 67, of Prosperity, died Friday, March 16, 2012, at the Hospice House of Laurens County.

Born on September 15, 1944, in Prosperity, he was a son of the late James Carlisle and Mable Derrick Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler served in the S.C. National Guard and was retired from Newberry County as the Assistant Public Works Director. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda “Gerri” Sligh Wheeler; a son, James G. Wheeler of Newberry; a daughter, Melisa "Lisa" A. Wheeler of Prosperity and a brother, Luther Wheeler of Prosperity.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, March 19, 2012 at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Chris Connelly, Charles Leitzsey, Garrett Lominick, Marvin Miller, Eddie Taylor and Julius Wicker.

A memorial message may be written to the family by clicking the "Add Comment" link below.

 

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#30 claudia burnett 2012-03-28 05:54
to lisa and family-so sorry to hear of your fathers passing..may he rest in peace.
 
 
#29 Daniel E. Compton, C 2012-03-20 12:40
Our Hospice House staff joins me in expressing to Duck's family our heartfelt sympathy in your loss. It was a privilege to have him in our care as he transitioned into eternity. We pray God's special blessings upon you in the days ahead.
 
 
#28 Denise Gibson-Berry 2012-03-20 12:13
Lisa,
My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Praying God will keep you close in comfort. Always, Denise, Russell and kids
 
 
#27 Diane Cockrell 2012-03-19 19:00
Mrs. Gerri I am so sorry for your lost i am so sorry I just found out if you need anything please let me know my thoughts and prayers are with you and Lisa and Jimmy may GOD be with you all in the times of need love you Mrs.Gerri Diane Cockrell
 
 
#26 Debra Beard 2012-03-19 15:28
Lisa,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. He was a great guy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Debra, Bob, and Logan
 
 
#25 Christy White Mills 2012-03-19 14:30
My thoughts and prayers to you all. Duck was such a loving and caring man. Always a joy to see coming knowing he would leave you laughing. He will be missed greatly by those that knew him best.
 
 
#24 Holly Astwood 2012-03-19 12:50
I'm so sorry for your loss and I'm holding you all close in my thoughts and heart as you grieve.
With love, Holly
 
 
#23 Polly Fulmer 2012-03-19 10:36
Mrs. Wheeler and Jimmy, I am so sorry to hear about your husband/father's passing. I will keep both of you in my prayers.
 
 
#22 Lisa Killian Lever 2012-03-19 10:03
Love ya"ll!!! Love, Lisa K. Lever and family
 
 
#21 Wanda & Barry Loonam 2012-03-19 08:42
Lisa, so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. My father's doctors were way off too with his cancer death... We wish you and your family the best in getting through your loss, may God keep you warm in loving thoughts of your father. Sorry we won't be there to offer a hug but we still live in Seattle area...
Love, Barry & Wanda
 
 
#20 Rosemarie Dickert 2012-03-19 08:09
James was a fine man and will be sorely missed. May God gather you in his loving arms and give you strength to face the days ahead. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Rosemarie & Ronnie Dickert
 
 
#19 Kelly Purini 2012-03-19 07:31
Lisa,

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I will pray for God to give you and your family strength and comfort during these hard days.
 
 
#18 Misty West 2012-03-19 05:31
Lisa,
My prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Misty
 
 
#17 Billy & Edith Morris 2012-03-18 21:22
We always enjoyed our association with Duck when we ran Morris Garage and laughed with him about some of the situations that he got in working. We also enjoyed laughing with him about the time that that Jimmy fed Duck's money to the cows. May you remember the good times.
Billy & Edith Morris
 
 
#16 Billy & Edith Morris 2012-03-18 21:22
We always enjoyed our association with Duck when we ran Morris Garage and laughed with him about some of the situations that he got in working. We also enjoyed laughing with him about the time that that Jimmy fed Duck's money to the cows. May you remember the good times.
Billy & Edith Morris
 
 
#15 Lois W. Harley 2012-03-18 15:37
Lisa,
My sympathy and love to you, your mother and brother. I trust you will look to the Lord for strength and encouragement.

I regret I will not make it to the funeral (live in FL. still). I am praying for you and your family.

God bless you all!
 
 
#14 Allene Dawkins 2012-03-18 11:13
so sorry to hear of your loss. Remembering all your family with thoughts & prayers. May God bless you at this sad time.
Allene & James Dawkins
 
 
#13 Jim Murray 2012-03-17 17:29
Saddened to hear the news of the passing of a good man, "Duck" We shared many a laugh, and I will miss his infectious grin. Sympathies to the family.
Jim and Bette Murray
 
 
#12 Pam DeHart 2012-03-17 16:25
So sorry for your loss. Duck was a good man.. He will be missed and was much loved.
 
 
#11 Bryan Tate 2012-03-17 11:57
Mr. Duck,,,,,I am gonna miss your stories and laughing so hard my sides hurt. RIP and we will meet again soon. Love You!!!
 
 
#10 mitchel connelly 2012-03-17 09:02
My brother Alvin and I spent a lot or time with Luther and James during our youth. Many fond memories of camping in the woods and trying to keep a couple of old "clunker" cars running. Rest in peace Duck.
 
 
#9 Jana Livingston 2012-03-17 08:54
Lisa and Bryan,
So sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. If will can do anything,please let us know.

Stan and Jana Livingston
 
 
#8 Eddie Porter 2012-03-17 08:46
Lisa
Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May God grant you peace and comfort.

Eddie Porter
 
 
#7 Gene Martin 2012-03-17 07:20
Lisa, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time, and always. May the Good Lord be with you now and forever. Gene.
 
 
#6 Michael A. Lynch 2012-03-17 01:05
Lisa, I am very sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family.
Mike
 
 
#5 Christy Bouknight 2012-03-17 00:57
Lisa,
I was very sorry to hear about your Dad's death. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Christy Bouknight
 
 
#4 Hal and Rita Bowles 2012-03-16 21:46
I know you're still in the "what!!" mindset right now and the circumstances haven't quite hit you yet. But know that when they do, you have the support of a whole different kind of family of Jaycees. We don't forget our own and we love you all the time...we believe...

Hal, Rita and Kelly
 
 
#3 Sheriff Lee Foster 2012-03-16 21:29
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of our dear friend, Duck. He was a great guy. Some of my fondest memories were when we went through fire fighter basic. May you be comforted in your time of loss. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
 
 
#2 Debra Taylor 2012-03-16 19:58
Ms.Gerri & family,
I was sorry to hear about Mr.Wheeler's death. He was a very sweet person. I'll miss seeing him around. He was always so nice when he came to the hospital. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.
 
 
#1 Michelle Bedenbaugh 2012-03-16 17:03
Ms. Gerri,
I am so sorry to here of Mr. James's passing. Know that he is resting comfortably now, without any further pain. He is now your guardian angel looking over you from above. Know that if at any time you need to talk to someone, I've been where you are now and am willing to listen. Love you. May the Lord carry you and your family through these times, and guide you along your future paths.

Michelle Bedenbaugh and family