Hubert "Hubie" W. Wheeler, 64, of Frankford, passed away at 11:22 a.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Pike County Hospital in Louisiana.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home. Rev. Frank Welch will officiate. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Louisiana.
Friends and family are invited to Hubie's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 2 p.m. until time of service on Thursday.
Hubie was born April 4, 1955, in Louisiana to Hubert Hillard and Alma Pearl Gardner Wheeler.
He was married to Colleen Caldwell on Nov. 16, 2017, in Clarksville. She survives.
Other survivors include his son, Wesley E. Wheeler of Shelbina; a daughter, Amiee Caroline Perry (Joseph) of Mexico; one adopted daughter, Mandy Farrell of Paris; four stepchildren, Lorna Roberts of New London, Michael David Roberts Jr. of Center, Timothy Bryan Roberts of Alaska and Melissa Sue Roberts of Arkansas; and a special friend, Russ Vroon (Charlene). He is also survived by two brothers, Richard Gardner (Dianne) of Paynesville and Larry Wheeler of Elsberry; one sister, Deborah Wheeler of Clarksville; seven grandchildren, Destinee, Sissy, Hannah, Kimberly, MaKayla, Adam and Daniel; one great-grandchild, Carson; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Hubie was preceded in death by his parents.
Professionally, Hubie was retired as a freight supervisor for American Airlines. He went to work for them after graduating from high school.
Hubie loved to travel to Yellowstone Park in Wyoming and to North Dakota. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman and would go fishing for bass in Texas. Hubie was a great cook and will be remembered for his BBQ brisket and his baked beans. Hubie loved to work in his garden and grew a lot of tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers and loved his Knock Out Roses. Cardinal baseball, Washington Redskins football, riding his side by side and tinkering with motors and equipment were a few of Hubie's favorite passtimes. Most of all, Hubie loved to spend time with his family and friends.
Hubie was a member of Union Local No. 513 and the VFW Auxiliary Post No. 4610 in Clarksville.
He was a Christian by faith.
Pallbearers will be Jeremiah Tipp, Brandon Gardner, David Roberts, Landon Bradley Leake, Kevin Welch and Darrell Wheeler. Honorary pallbearers will be Denzil Culp, Richard Gardner, Larry Wheeler and G.T. Wheeler.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.
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