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 Robert Franklin Wheeler, Jr

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Robert Franklin Wheeler, Jr

  • Birth 19 Nov 1918 Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 19 Apr 1993 Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 51862054

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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US Army
World War II

Gravesite Details His cremains are not interred here. They are kept by his daughter Gloria
  • Created by: Tony Middleton
  • Added: 1 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51862054
  • Tony Middleton
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Franklin Wheeler, Jr (19 Nov 1918–19 Apr 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51862054, citing Chapel Hills Memory Gardens, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Tony Middleton (contributor 47278802) .