US Navy Ret. MRCS Jarman Leo “J.L.” Wheeler, 79, of Folkston, GA, passed away February 22 in Fernandina Beach, FL. He was born October 1, 1937 to the late E.L. Wheeler and Eunice Lunsford Wheeler. He proudly served in the United States Navy for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife: Mary Sue Wheeler; a daughter: Tonya R. Wheeler (William); a son: Billy Wheeler; Grandchildren: Jeremy James, Adam James, Cole Wheeler and Amanda Wheeler; a Great Grandchild: Cassidy James; a Brother: E.L. Wheeler, Jr.; 4-Sisters: Mable Higginbotham, Velma Moncref, Dorthy Craven, Ruth Nolan; Sisters-In-Law: Geraldine Faust, Jean Murray (Claude), Faye McMillan (Larry) and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family will receive friends Sunday, February 26 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 27 in the Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 PM with Rev. Ray McMillan officiating. Burial will follow in Trader’s Hill Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Jonathan McMillan, Buck Roddenberry, Nicholas McDowell, Bubba Defee, Terry Morgan, Tim Birchall, Hunter Roddenberry and Ron Phernetton.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.
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