Roy E Wheeler

Born: Fri., Dec. 15, 1944
Died: Sun., Oct. 11, 2015


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 12, 2015
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
Location: Wheeler Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Roy E. Wheeler, age 70, of Kite, GA, on Sunday, October 11, 2015.


Graveside services will be Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Wheeler Cemetery in Kite, GA with Rev. Morris Brantley officiating.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday Evening from 5-7 PM.


Pallbearers are Mark Driggers, Eric Wheeler, Ben Wheeler, Zach Sherrod, David Powell, and Carl Wheeler.


Mr. Wheeler was born in California. He was the former Chief of Police in Soperton, GA for several years; served as a Deputy for Treutlen County, Johnson County, and Emanuel County and also as an Emanuel County Jailer. Roy served in The National Guard for 9 years, was a member of Faith Baptist Church, and was a past member of The Peace Officers Association of Georgia. He loved being outdoors, spending time with family, friends, and his dogs. Mr. Wheeler is preceded in death by his wife, Viley Linda Wheeler, his father, Hollis Estelle, and his brother, Butch Wheeler.


Survivors include:


Three Sons: Elec Wheeler (Allison), Roger Wheeler (Sharon), and Robbie Wheeler (Lisa Scarboro) all of Swainsboro, GA


Mother: Francis McGowen


One Sister: Annette White


Two Half-Brothers: Ethan Logue and Alonzo Logue


Eight Grandchildren: Zach Sherrod, Shea Sherrod, Cameron Wheeler, Rodney Eric Wheeler, Monica Michelle Curl, Benjamin Tyler Wheeler, Heather Wheeler Hutchinson, and Magen Brittney Martinez.


Nine Great-Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family


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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Roy E. Wheeler Kite, GA.

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Teresa Spangler
   Posted Sun October 11, 2015
I am so sorry for ur lost and my prayers go out to you all

willis wombles
   Posted Mon October 12, 2015
So sorry about My Friend, Roy Wheeler. I saw Him at Gumlog Church service two weeks ago. He looked well. May God Bless the Family.
He was a good Law Enforcement Officer!!!!

Cynthia Anderson
   Posted Tue October 13, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Roy was a nice man and a nice neighbor. He use to cut my field for me sometimes. I hate to hear of his passing and my heart goes out to his family.