Christopher James Ellsworth Wheeler

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Jan. 5, 2013

Christopher James Ellsworth Wheeler, 32, of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre and formerly of Forty Fort, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 23, 1980, the son of Jay and Margaret Murphy and Harold and Alberta Wheeler. Chris was born and raised in Forty Fort and loved fishing, flea marketing, as well as collecting action figures of all kinds.

He was preceded in death by his Nanny, Lois Bond; grandmother, Marlene Murphy; grandfather Glen Ellsworth Sr.; Pop Pop, Alfred Bond; grandfather Leon Wheeler Sr.; grandmother, Evelyn Wheeler; niece Precious Grace Wheeler; uncles Howard Ellsworth Sr. and Donald Spraker, and several cousins.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Laura, and his daughter, Mikayla, who was his pride and joy; grandfather Jay Murphy Sr.; sisters, Barbara Nocher, Lockport, Ill.; Sarah Wheeler, Parsons; Desiree Wydra, Wilkes-Barre; brother, David Jay Murphy, Parsons; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Chris had many extended family members and a lot of special friends. He will be missed by all.

Relatives and friends may call Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Services will be conducted by the Rev. William Lukesh, Pastor of Forty Fort Presbyterian Church.

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Published in Times Leader on Jan. 7, 2013
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