08/28/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Harry Wheeler

Harry C. Wheeler, Sr.
(d. 26 Aug 2009)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1937

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.    Harry Wheeler, Class of @ 1937, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at the age of 90.  His children include Charlotte Wheeler Sims ('55) of VA, Zonona Wheeler Woods, Terry Wheeler Hill, Harry Wheeler, Jr., and the late Bill Horton.  He was also the father-in-law of    Bruce Sims ('56) of VA.

From the Daily Press - 08/28/09:



Harry C. Wheeler, Sr.

  NEWPORT NEWS - Harry C. Wheeler Sr., 90, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009.

He was a lifetime resident of the Peninsula and for the past four years he resided at Morningside Assisted Living.

Mr. Wheeler retired from Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Co. as a machinist after 47 years of service. He served his country with great pride in the U.S. Navy and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He was a graduate of Newport News High School and the Apprentice School of Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Co.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Gore Wheeler; a son, Bill Horton; and his mother and father, Virginia May and Frank Wilson Wheeler Sr.

Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Sims, Zonona Woods and Terry Hill; one son, Harry C. Wheeler Jr.; two sisters, Evelyn Ladwig and Betty Vachris; two brothers, Frank and Raymond Wheeler; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a loving father, brother and grandfather. We will miss him.

Harry Wheeler

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in Peninsula Memorial Park with Isabel Steilberg officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Food Pantry at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 221 34th Street, Newport News, VA 23607.

The family would like to recognize the outstanding care given to Mr. Wheeler from the staff at Morningside Assisted Living and Bon Secours Hospice.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from August 27 to August 29, 2009.
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August 27, 2009
Harry and Liz: It saddens me to see that your dad has passed away. I know that his later years were tough due to memory, but it was your dad and Junie that I always played golf (and drank beer) with at Williamsburg Country Club. I always enjoyed his stories, and he always had one of the sweetest golf swings. Bless you and the boys. Tom Wilson
~ Tom Wilson, Yorktown, Virginia

August 28, 2009

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My father, Ernie Shaffer was a close friend of your family.
~ Brownie Shaffer Haracivet, Gloucester, Virginia
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August 28, 2009

To each of you God Bless you and keep you in his hands...I will never forget your parents...Beau loved them so..Sandra (Patteson) Gossage
~ Sandra Gossage, Carrollton, Georgia
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   Our deepest condolences are extended to Charlotte and Bruce and to Mr. Wheeler's entire family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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