SIR. WHEELER | Ledger Independent – Maysville Online
MAYSVILLE – Forrest Walter “Cap” Wheeler, 94, of Maysville, passed away on Tuesday April 6, 2021 at St. Claire Healthcare in Morehead.
Mr. Wheeler previously worked for Clopay and then worked and then retired from Browning’s Manufacturing Company. He was also engaged in agriculture. Forrest was a World War II veteran who served in the United States Army. He previously attended Stonelick Baptist Church and later became a member of the Victory Christian Center.
Forrest was born in Mason County on April 1, 1927, the son of the late Forrest Webster Wheeler and May Whalen Wheeler.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Evelyn Hord Simms Wheeler; his children, Bill Wheeler (Mary Alley), David Walter Wheeler (Goldie), Susan Wheeler McDowell (Mike) and Terri Wheeler Wilson (Carlos); 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Mike Wilson and Eberhard Knierim; and sisters, Violet Jolly, Marceline McDowell and Madeline Ruf.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two daughters, Patricia Wheeler Wilson and Merry Beth Wheeler Knierim; and his siblings, Charles Wheeler, Alberta Silvey and Jennie Landreth.
Services for Forrest Wheeler will be held at Knox and Brothers Funeral Home at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021, under the direction of Reverend Byron Mills.
A public walking tour will be held at Knox and Brothers Funeral Home on Friday from 11:30 am until time of service.
Interment will take place in the cemetery of the Olivet church. The bearers will be Travis Wheeler, Michael Wheeler, Jeremy Wheeler, Colton Simms, Jason Dye, Pat Dye, Joe Bales and Daniel Wilson.
All participants will be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing for both events.
Condolences to knoxbrothersfuneralhome.com.