September 27, 2022, 84, Goldsboro –
Walter Dennis Wheeler, 84, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at his home. Dennis was born in Johnston County to the late Hubert and Helen Bridgers Wheeler on March 28, 1938. He married the love of his life, Doris Holland Wheeler, on December 25, 1959. This upcoming Christmas, they would have celebrated 63 years of marriage. Their love carried them through raising a family and creating a home.
Dennis was a hard worker and enjoyed having Doris by his side. Dennis and Doris started Goldsboro Appliance Service in Goldsboro before he began a 28-year career with Civil Service at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. When he wasn’t working, he loved to be out on the water fishing or having fun listening to his favorite Blue Grass music. He was a member of the Kenly Masonic Lodge #257 A.F & A.M.
Dennis worshiped and served his Lord and Savior at Stoney Creek Original Free Will Baptist Church, where he was a member for most of his life. At Stoney Creek, he was also an active member of the Ambassador Sunday School Class.
DUE TO THE PENDING WEATHER, THE SERVICES HAVE BEEN MOVED TO 3:00 P.M., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022 AT STONEY CREEK O.F.W.B. CHURCH
A service to celebrate Dennis’ life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2022, in the sanctuary of Stoney Creek O.F.W.B. Church with Pastor Barry Williamson officiating. The family will greet friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Private interment will be held in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris Holland Wheeler; sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Lisa Wheeler of Pikeville and Alan and Hope Wheeler of Snow Hill; grandchildren, Logan McCoy and husband, Drew, Mackenzie Wheeler and boyfriend, Michael Crumpler, Jacob Wheeler and Adam Wheeler; and great-granddaughter, River Drew McCoy. He is also survived by his brother, Ray Wheeler of Selma and sister, JoAnn Barefoot and husband, Jerry of Selma.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Stoney Creek O.F.W.B. Church or to the Ambassador Sunday School class at the church, 752 Stoney Creek Church Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.