James E. "Duck" Wheeler Print

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.

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