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William Wayne "Bill" Wheeler, 57, of Ashland passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017.
Mr. Wheeler was born Aug. 26, 1959, in Boyd County, to the late Harry C. and Clara Avanelle Jenkins Wheeler. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Gilbert and John Wright.
Bill was a 1978 graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School. He was a dedicated sports fan and played football for Ashland on the Jaws team. He could always be found at Putnam Stadium supporting his Tomcats every Friday night. He was also an avid UK fan.
Bill worked for Natural Energy Utility Corporation for 35 years, had worked at the Ashland Daily and had received his Realtor license and worked with Ross Reality. He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Ashland.
Bill is survived by his wife, Becky Wheeler; daughter Jennifer Wheeler (Casey); son Josh Wheeler; beloved grandson, Braden Stewart and his little brother coming in Sept. Silas Wayne; grandson Finn; brother Mike Wheeler (Mindy); sister Clara Stapleton (Mike); sister Nancy McHenry (Cleve); and extended family and friends with whom he enjoyed many great times.
Funeral service for Mr. Wheeler will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Neal Funeral Home, 2409 Center Street in Catlettsburg. Pastor Jeff Ferguson will officiate. Final resting place in Ashland Cemetery.
Visitation after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Putnam Stadium Restoration, c/o Donna Suttles, 1520 Lexington Ave., Ashland, Ky 41101.
Condolences may be left at kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 18, 2017
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