ROBERT ALLEN WHEELER
Of Wallace, NC, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Milford & Reba Quinn Hospice Center in Kenansville. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Wallace Presbyterian Church conducted by Dr. Philip Gladden. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday October 9, 2012 at Padgett Funeral Home, Wallace. Burial will be in the Arlington National Cemetery, VA.
Mr. Wheeler is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Clark Wheeler of the home, two daughters, Laura Elizabeth Field and husband Colin of Atlanta, GA and Linda Wheeler Smith of Stephen City, VA, four grandsons, Andrew Smith, Carter Field, Bryson Smith and William Smith, a granddaughter, Lexie Field and a sister, Mary Cornmesser.
Born January 31, 1937 in Waterloo, Iowa, Mr. Wheeler was the son of the late Charles Deforest and Elsie (Kaltenbach) Wheeler and was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Wheeler. Robert was a member of the Wallace Presbyterian Church and enjoyed skiing, golfing, tennis and traveling.
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