William Zachary "W.Z." Wheatley (1923 - 2019)

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William Zachary "W.Z." Wheatley, 95, Louisville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 at Franciscan Health Care Center.
He was born on March 22, 1923 and was raised in Raywick. He retired from International Harvester and later worked in real estate. He was a member of Saint Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, William Zachary and Catherine Wheatley; and 10 siblings.
Survivors include: two daughters, Kathy Huff (Doug) of Mount Washington and Elizabeth Broadway (Rick) of Shelbyville; five sons, Charles W. Wheatley (Cindy C.), Bobby Wheatley (Christi), Alan Wheatley (Brooke), and Roger Wheatley (Tonya), all of Louisville, and Joe Wheatley (Patricia) of Lexington; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geneva Childress of Cub Run and Mary Jane Thomas (Bill) of Louisville; and his former wife, Naomi Simms Mullins of Louisville.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Raywick, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Matt Hardesty presided.
Pallbearers were Douglas Huff, Larry Wheatley, Ricky Wheatley, Jerry Wheatley, Tommy Wheatley, Billy Wheatley, and William Wheatley.
Mattingly Funeral Home, Loretto, was in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Jan. 9, 2019