In Loving Memory …

William Leslie “Bill” Wheeler, Jr.

William Leslie “Bill” Wheeler, Jr. 81, of Hughesville, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Bill was born on November 11, 1938 in Sedalia, MO, a son of William Leslie, Sr. and Mary Marie (Forth) Wheeler.

He ran the Hughesville Meat Locker for many years and worked in maintenance for the Children’s Therapy Center.  Bill enjoyed fishing and telling fishing stories.  He loved playing practical jokes on people and most of the time invented his own practical jokes from tinkering with things.

Bill is survived by two sons, William G. Wheeler (Norma), Travis Wheeler (Angie); one daughter, Melanie Davis (Terry); six grandchildren, Beth Wheeler, Billy Wheeler, Trevor Davis (Sarah), Shelbi Davis, Ruby Wheeler and Cole Wheeler; one great-grandson, Rowan Davis; two sisters, Joann Bean and Waunita Karbinas (Bob); several nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents, three sisters, Mary Coeita Wagner, Wilma Bolton and Joyce Gerken.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Hughesville City Park with checks being made to Melanie Davis and may be left in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


20 Responses

  1. I grew up in Hughesville. Bill was such a nice man! My condolences to Melanie, Bill, Travis, Joann, and the rest of the family!!!

  2. I always enjoyed visiting with Bill when he worked at the Childrens Therapy Center. My sympathy to the family. Janet Proctor

  3. My sincere condolences to the family of “Bill” Wheeler. I was a cheerleader for many of his basketball games and a member of the 1957 Hughesville graduating class. He will be missed I’m sure.

  4. So sorry for your loss!! You all are in our thoughts, prayers! Sending you all hugs!!

  5. We are so very sorry as Bill was a friend of ours. Even during his illness the past many months he was always so cheerful and upbeat about life! We will miss him.

  6. Dean Ringen. Bill was a life long friend. We both graduated from Hughesville high school in 1956. Many great memories too numerous to list. During last few months numerous great visits and phone calls reminiscing of years gone by. Great guy and friend. Never complained about being sick. Will be missed very much. Deer

  7. Dear Travis and Bill, please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers upon the death of your Dad. He must have been a wonderful man to have two fine sons, such as yourselves. Fondly, Pam

  8. Didn’t get to know your dad Travis. But I’ll bet a lot of him rubbed off on you. Sorry for your loss

  9. Bill and Norma Wheeler, I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss. I will be thinking of you both.
    Beth and Billy Wheeler, I know how much your grandpa meant to you. I hope you find peace in all the wonderful memories you have.

  10. Dana and Mark Watring , So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts go out to your family in this difficult time.

  11. Dear Melanie and family. I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a great guy and good friend.

  12. Mel and Family,
    Deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad. Your dad brought a huge smile to my face and group daily. RiP will be missed

  13. Melanie I am so very sorry my heart goes out for you. Your daddy was such a special man. He will be greatly missed.

  14. Bill, Melanie and Travis: I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good guy. You guys mean alot to me. You are all in my PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS. LOVE YOU.

    Jon Kubli

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