Robert E. Wheeler, 86, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
The Ashland native was born Nov. 22, 1930, a son of the late Delbert M. and Effie Reliford Wheeler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Charlene Wolfe; and a brother-in-law, John R. Blankenship.
Mr. Wheeler was a 1949 graduate of Ashland High School and a U.S. Army Veteran. He received his bachelors degree in 1955 from Center College and his law degree from University of Kentucky.
He was a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and a clerk for the C&O Railroad retiring in 1994 after more than 40 years of service.
He is survived by a sister, Nellie Blankenship of Venice, Fla.; four brothers, Jimmy J. (Sue) Wheeler, Clyde (Barbara) Wheeler, Charles H. (Yvonne) and Harry W. Wheeler all of Coal Grove, Ohio.
There will be a private burial at the family's request.
Donations may be sent to Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Rd., Ashland, Kentucky 41101.
Condolences may be left at phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Published on May 1, 2017