Kenneth Ray Wheeler

August 20, 2021

November 10, 1934 - August 6, 2021

Kenneth Ray Wheeler was born November 10, 1934 in Throckmorton, Texas to Jim W. Wheeler and Hester Ellen McGee Wheeler. He married Elizabeth Josephine “Jo” Knight Wheeler on April 14, 1956 in Lancaster, Texas. They were married for 63 years when she passed away in 2019. He passed away on August 6, 2021 in Denison, Texas at the age of 86. Kenneth was a long-time employee with Rockwell Collins, retiring after over 30 years. “Papaw” as he was affectionately known, was loved by all who knew him. He loved to travel and sight see, spend time working in the yard, and gather with family over homemade chicken fried steak. There aren’t enough words to describe the wisdom, grace, and selflessness Papaw embodied and freely gave. His faith and trust was in our Lord Jesus Christ. Kenneth is survived by his sons, Kenny Wheeler of Dallas, Barry Wheeler (Tammy) of Whitewright, and Tandy Wheeler (Melinda) of Pittsburg, Texas; grandchildren, Sandy (Josh), Callie (Daniel), Cassie (Mark), Victoria, Moriah, Addi, Gracie and Sadie; 7 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jo Wheeler; parents; and all of his brothers and sisters, Jimmy Wheeler, Jeanettie Duncan Alegria, Doy Wheeler, Johnny Wheeler and Flodell Wheeler Jones. Graveside Services were held 11AM Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Whitewright, Texas. Pallbearers were Josh Maldonado, Micah Maldonado, Daniel Barge, Jason Summers, Randall Wheeler, Sid Hawkins and Andy Hawkins. The family received friends for a visitation from 10am until just prior to service time with procession to the cemetery, Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Turrentine- Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Whitewright. Arrangements were with Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Whitewright, Texas. An online registry may be signed at www.tjmfuneral. com