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Robert Franklin Wheeler, Jr
Birth: Nov. 19, 1918
Harrison
Boone County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1993
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA

Retired from Winn Dixie warehouse as the "bug man" for 30+ years. He fought in the pacific campaign of WWII with the 1st Cavalry Division of the US Army; indeed he lost an eye in combat against the Japanese.

Mr. Wheeler was a devout Christian, but not merely the talking kind, He was the doing kind. He was without a doubt the hardest working retiree I ever saw. Yet his efforts weren't expended in the quest of mammon, but in the assistance of others of people in need. There was always some old lady's clothes line that needed fixing, or someone in need of a ride somewhere to a doctor's office maybe. He abhorred laziness, wastefulness, and dishonesty.

And he instilled in me a deep love of reading. Nearly every morning, very early, for many years he & I would read together in his study.

I can truthfully say that Mr Wheeler was one of the best friends I ever had.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Franklin Wheeler (1878 - 1967)
  Nora Stockton Wheeler (1877 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Lee Williamson Wheeler (1922 - 1981)
 
 Siblings:
  Jessie May Wheeler (1907 - 1947)*
  Edwin Hodges Wheeler (1908 - 1952)*
  Hilland B. Wheeler (1911 - 2001)*
  Robert Franklin Wheeler (1918 - 1993)
  Thenarose Wheeler Rogers (1920 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
US Army
World War II
 
Note: His cremains are not interred here. They are kept by his daughter Gloria
 
Burial:
Chapel Hills Memory Gardens
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Tony Middleton
Record added: May 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51862054
Robert Franklin Wheeler, Jr
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Robert Franklin Wheeler, Jr
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Robert Franklin Wheeler, Jr
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- kellybean
 Added: Jun. 11, 2013
Happy Birthday Mr Wheeler
- Tony Middleton
 Added: Nov. 19, 2012
G'morning Mr Wheeler. Got anything for me to read?
- Tony Middleton
 Added: Apr. 19, 2012
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