George W. Wheeler was born on May 7, 1930, died January 19, 2016. Married on March 25, 1951 to his beloved wife, the late Betty J. Wheeler. Loving father of Linda (the late Gary) Cockfield, Michael (Kendra) Wheeler, Lori (Damond) Mace and Sheri (Brian) Sciatto. Cherished grandfather of Dawn (William) Edwards, Michelle Cockfield, Tanya Wheeler, Rick Wheeler, Crystal Wheeler, Jaclyn Mace, Jantzen Mace, Josh Mace, Nicole Sciatto, Alycia Sciatto, Ryan Sciatto and adoring great grandfather of Brandon Edwards, Alyssa Edwards and Kaitlyn Edwards. He is survived by his two sisters, Shirley (Dolly) Sirovey and Sharon Stemp. He was predeceased by his brother Chet Wheeler.
He was a proud Korean war veteran, 2nd infantry division sergeant. Double purple heart recipient. Retired Health & Safety Representative at Ford Motor Company. He also retired from Diamond Castle Jeweler's (owner's Fred & Christine Ansara) where he was head of security. He was also known as Michigan's Great Pretender, a charity performer for senior citizen centers and senior living facilities where he raised funds to help the senior citizens in the metro Detroit area. A Military Honors service is being planned for Memorial Day weekend.
We would like to thank the staff at Ashley Court of Brighton for making dad's last year very meaningful to him and his entire family.
No donations are necessary. If you would like to do something for George, his military service was very important to him, so if you ever see a veteran, please stop them and thank them for their service. There would be no better way to honor our dad.