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Floyd Wheeler

January 17, 1932 ~ April 27, 2020 (age 88)


Floyd Wheeler, 88, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord, Monday April 27, 2020 at Mission Hospital. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late John Moss and Rosella Berry Wheeler. He was also preceded in death by brothers: Boyd, Lloyd, Edgar and Clarence Wheeler; sisters: Mozelle Webb, Veo Byrd, and Linda Lou Wheeler; grandchildren: Shannon Ray, Deborah Wheeler Tipton and Ava Kennedy Byrd. Floyd was a welder in the shipyards. Later he was an employee of Mohasco and OMC of Burnsville. He was a member of Green Mountain Free Will Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Floyd was loved by all whom knew him.

            Surviving is his loving wife of 67 years, Letha Saul Wheeler; three children: Linda Hudgins and husband Michael, Tommy Wheeler and wife Lynn, Pam Clark and Ronnie; a sister, Alena Silvers and husband Reece, all of Burnsville; grandchildren, James, Josh, John, and Sabrina; eleven great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; and a lifelong friend, Charlie Edwards.

            Due to the COVID Virus, funeral services will be private with Rev. Steve Penland and grandson, Rev. John Hudgins officiating. Interment will take place in Higgins Cemetery.

            Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Wheeler family.

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