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Elford W. "Al" Wheet, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1929
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 2008, USA


At rest in his heavenly home on February 11, 2008. Born on July 19, 1929 in Adair County, Kentucky to James and Lora Wheat, who
preceded him in death. He was a longtime resident of Joliet, IL and retired from General Motors Corporation after 34 years of service. He served on the Crystal Lawns Water Commission and was also a veteran of the US Army. He was a member of the Wesleyan Missionary Church in Chicago.

Survived by his loving children, Jane Wheet of Joliet, Ruth Wheet of Wheaton, David (Janet) Wheet of Diamond and Paula Wheet of Yorkville; loving grandfather of Rebecca (Mike) Flickinger, Aimee, Butch, Cory, Amber, Sean, Amanda, Bailey and Noah Wheet; loving great-grandfather of MaKayla Flickinger, Anna Wheet and Dylan Wheet. He is also survived by one brother, Taylor (Geraldine) Wheat of Kentucky; two sisters, Gwendolyn Wheeler of Texas and Faye Sexton of Kentucky as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Loretta M. (Dean) Wheet (2007); his loving sons, Elford W. Wheet, Jr. (2001) and James E. Wheet (2007); and his infant daughter, Lori J. Wheet (1961); brothers, Albert Wheat and Elbert Wheet; and sister, Delcie Janes; and infant brother, Sanford Wheat.

Elford W. Wheet, Sr. will Lie in State on Friday, February 15, 2008 at the Wesleyan Missionary Church, 5656 W. 64th St., Chicago from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral services at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Thomas E. Reed officiating. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association in his name would be appreciated. Visitation Thursday from 3-8 p.m. at:


3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet

For information: (815) 741-5500

Published in Herald News from February 13 to February 14, 2008 
Family links: 
  Loretta M. Dean Wheet (1935 - 2007)
Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park
Willow Springs
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jan 17, 2013
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Elford W. Al Wheet, Sr
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