John Allen Wheeler
John Allen Wheeler
  • December 24, 1926 - January 5, 2018
  • Milton, Florida

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1926 -2017

John Allen "Joe" Wheeler was born in Birmingham, Alabama on December 24, 1926 to Mamie Hallmark Wheeler and Hansel Wheeler.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He retired from the CSX Railroad after many years of service. Joe was an Ordained Deacon and Choir Director with the American Baptist Association. He was married for 72 years to Margaret Burnett Wheeler who preceded him in death.
Loving father to Margaret Jones, Sue Meyer, Wanda (Terry) Pennington, John Jr., and Anna (Jeff) Fair; and grandfather to 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel with Pastor Gordon Dillashaw officiating. Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be John Thompson, Bill Barrow, Joe Creel and Freddie Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be any railroad men present.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Thursday.
BAYVIEW FISHER-POU CHAPEL, 3351 Scenic Highway is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at