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2013-09-05 / Obituaries

James Dudley Wheeler

February 12, 1940 -August 30, 2013

James Dudley Wheeler, formerly of Paige, Texas, was born on February 12, 1940 in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana to James Arthur and Pauline E. (McClabb) Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler earned an Associates Degree in Business at Kilgore Junior College, Kilgore, Texas. He then served in the U. S. Army, receiving the rank of Sp4. He was employed in the oilfield supply industry and by L & F Manufacturing. Dudley enjoyed working with the Paige 4-H Club and putting out American flags in several cemeteries for Memorial Day celebrations. He served on the Board of the Paige Community Center and was instrumental in the construction of the pavilion at the Center. He supported the Paige Volunteer Fire Department and loved participating in all the “cookoffs”. He was passionate about his bowling, both in the Senior League and in the Paige League. He also was a member of the Bastrop American Legion Post 533. He played the washboard with several bands in the area and enjoyed singing karaoke, but just relaxing with his friends was always fine, too.

He passed away at his home in San Antonio on Friday, August 30, 2013 at the age of 73 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Pauline Wheeler.

Survivors include his sister, Sondra Kay Wheeler of San Antonio, Texas, his brother, John K. Wheeler and wife, Shirley, of Pennsylvania, a niece, Lee Ann Browning of Pennsylvania, two nephews, Lonnie Wheeler of Pennsylvania and Leslie Wheeler of San Antonio, 4 great nieces, 2 great nephews, and 1 great, great nephew, as well as a host of friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home Chapel, Giddings, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers will be Troy King, Ray McCorquodale, Johnny Moore, Jack Murray, Delbert Stiewert, David LaGrone, and Rick Stahura.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Legion, the Paige Volunteer Fire Department, or to a charity of your choice.

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