Mr. Thomas Henry “Tom” Wheeler Jr. age 84 of the Maggart Community passed
away 4:05 a.m. December 2, 2022, at the Webb House of Smithville. Born in
Cambridge, Maryland, he was the son of the late Thomas Henry Wheeler Sr. and
Charlotte Hurley Wheeler. He served in the United States Marine Corps from
1956-1959. He worked in heavy construction most of his working career and was
an operating engineer and crane operator often working many stories above the
He was a member of Chestnut Mound United Methodist Church where he had
taught Sunday School. He was a member of International Union of Operating
Engineers and Am Vets.
He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by step-father, Gardner
Wheeler; dear friends, Susie and Bill Handley; sister-in-law, Sandy Wheeler;
brothers-in-law, James Dayton, Jack Staub.
He is survived by his wife of over forty-six years, Sarah Schroeder Wheeler; son,
Thomas (Ella) Wheeler; daughter, Michele Mishko; step-daughter, Lisa (Mike)
Richardson; two step-sons: Bobby (Janet) Marcie, Christopher Marcie; brother,
Robert “Bob” Wheeler; two sisters: Dianne Staub, Becky Dayton; dear friend,
Carroll (Joann) Handley.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the
Chestnut Mound Christian Fellowship with Bro. Dickie Johnson officiating.
Military Honors will be by the United States Marine Corps. In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions may be made to Am Vets Post 389, P.O. Box 93,
Elmwood, TN 38560.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements