WEST MILTON — Robert Emerson Wheelock, Age 87, of West Milton, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at his home.
He was born October 10, 1926 at home in West Milton, Ohio.
He is preceded in death by his parents John Clyde & Clara Belle (Lindsay) Wheelock, brothers Oscar, Richard, and Ralph Wheelock, and sisters Marie Boyd and Gretchen Wheelock.
He will be missed and remembered by his loving wife Dixie Darlene (Wolfe) Wheelock of 53 years, sons & daughters-in-law Bob Wheelock Jr of Pleasant Hill, Bill & Tina Wheelock of West Milton, Kenneth & Jenny Wheelock of West Milton, grandsons Jack Joseph and Cash Bronx Wheelock, his favorite traveling buddy "Carly" the dog, brother John Wheelock of West Milton, and sister Clara June Vice.
Robert was a member of Nashville UCC and Miami County Mounted Patrol, a livestock buyer for Deckers, Bob Evans, Suchers, Dinnerbell, Fockes, and other packing plants.
He loved to trail ride, attend auctions, was a great support of the FFA and 4-H clubs, never could pass up a good euchre game, and enjoyed his morning coffee and friends at the Bulldog Diner. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Nashville United Church of Christ, 4540 St. Rt. 571, West Milton, Ohio 45383, with Rev. Lynn Labs and Rev. Robert Kurtz officiating. Burial will follow at Wheelock Cemetery, Nashville. Family will receive friends from 12:00-8:00 PM on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Nashville United Church of Christ, West Milton.
The family strongly suggests that memorial contributions be made out to Miami County 4-H Program c/o Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home or to Hospice of Miami County, 550 Summit Avenue, Troy, Ohio 45373.
Online memories may be left for the family at www.hale-sarver.com.