Mr. Lyle L. Wheeler

  • Born: December 6, 1936
  • Died: May 27, 2019
  • Location: Hazel, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Lyle L. Wheeler, age 82, of Hazel, Kentucky, died on Monday, May 27, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Wheeler was born December 6, 1936 in Covert, New York to the late Roy Miller Wheeler and Meredith Irene Vosburgh Perry. Mr. Wheeler retired from the United States Army after 21 years of service. He did two tours in the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the Scott's Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepfather, Elmer Perry; two daughters, Kathy J. Wheeler and Pamela Hunter; two sons, Douglas Arthur Wheeler and SSG. Larry Paul Wheeler; three sisters, Judith Burge, Beverly Nichols and Frances Satterly; one brother, David Wheeler; and great grandchild, Iris Kora Jenkins.

Mr. Wheeler is survived by his wife, Madeline E. Wheeler of Hazel, Kentucky, they married June 16, 1973 in Elkton, Maryland; two daughters, Gina Cook of Adams, Tennessee and Jocelyn Wheeler of Fort Eustis, Virginia; two sons, Michael Joseph Wheeler of Thornton, Colorado and Cean Adam Wheeler of Safford, Arizona; four sisters, Marlene Maston of Adelanto, California, Shari Telford of Amarillo, Texas, Vaughn Deleath Davis of Waterloo, New York and Delores Smith of Elmira, New York; one brother, Roy Keith Wheeler of Leicester, Massachusetts; also thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren survive.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Josleyn officiating. Burial will follow at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Lyle Wheeler.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

rest in peace,my friend

Posted by A friend   September 02, 2019


Thoughts and prayers to the family. Dana Nielsen

Posted by Dana Nielsen - Geneva, NY - Coworker   May 30, 2019

So sorry Madeline, we had so many good memories with you and Lyle, Mom and Dad, and us. Don't know where the years have gone. We are so blessed that we had Lyle in our lives.

Posted by James A. Kabalen Sr. - Radcliff, KY   May 30, 2019

5-yr old little girl: "Whatcha doin?" Lyle: You gonna be around long? "Yes" Lyle: Then, wait and see! "But, whatcha doin?" Lyle: You gonna be around long? Wiser 5-yr old's answer "No" Lyle: Then, you don't need to know! And that's my earliest and favorite memory of my rotten big brother! He loved to tease and would drop everything for a chance to play with any little kids - I'll bet he's having a blast in Heaven!

Posted by Sharon (Shari) Wheeler, Marvin, Telford - Amarillo, TX - Brother   May 30, 2019

You will be greatly missed - Love you with all my heart - Darlene M Van Zile & Jenna Rae Van Zile

Posted by Darlene M Van Zile - Tampa, FL - Family   May 30, 2019

We were so saddened by the news of Lyle's passing. You both have been our friends forever and our hearts hurt for you & your family. Praying God will wrap his arms around you in the days ahead and bring you peace & comfort. We love you and are keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.❤

Posted by Sandy & Fred Bowen - Radcliff, KY - Friend   May 30, 2019

Truly a wonderful friend who inspired and upliftec all who knew him he will be missed

Posted by A friend   May 30, 2019

Madeline and family, you are all in my thoughts during this difficult time. Sending love and prayers.

Posted by Sherry Breton - MD - Friend   May 30, 2019

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