Robert Earl Wheeler, Sr., age 77, of 309 E. Main Street, Holloway died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in Park Health Center, St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. He was born in Belmont County in May 26, 1936. He was a son of the late Robert Forest Dwight Wheeler and Lucinda Ella Wheeler Barton.
Robert was a 1954 graduate of Holloway High School. He then joined the US Marine Corp, serving his country for eight years, being honorably discharged in 1962. He was employed by Cravat Coal Company, Holloway as a heavy equipment operator until he was injured at work in 1974. He attended the Holloway United Methodist Church.
His wife, Betty Lou Groves Wheeler died June 10, 2003. They were married August 13, 1955. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two sisters, Darlene Luthy and Rebecca Wheeler and a brother, Gary Wheeler.
Surviving are two sons and three daughters: Ron Wheeler of Florida, Bob Wheeler, Jr. of Cambridge, Betty Ann Luyster of Mt. Pleasant, Diana Sterms of Bridgeport, and Debi Alvis of Virginia Beach, Virginia; twelve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2013 at Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 with Pastor Dave Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.
Koch Funeral Home of Freeport