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Gordon Funeral Home Of Mt. Pleasant
Thursday August 30th, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Eugene M. Wheeler

Eugene “Gene” Morris Wheeler, 93, of Concord, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at Tucker Hospice House.

The Wheeler family will receive friends from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Gordon Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant.

Born May 12, 1925, in Aroonstook County, Maine, Gene was the son of Parker Wheeler and Alverda Morris Wheeler. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Vera Sutton Wheeler, who died in 2014, and his granddaughter, Elizabeth Wheeler who died in 2014.

A 22-year-veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Gene served his country in both World War II and the Korean War. He was a Purple Heart recipient. Following his meritorious service, he co-founded and co-owned S&W Construction and Busbin-Wheeler Real Estate. A licensed commercial pilot, Gene had served as a flight instructor and soaring instructor as well as a real estate and technical trades instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.

Gene is survived by his son, Jerry Wheeler of Concord; and a grandson, James Wheeler.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, PO Box 237, Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124

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We are so sorry to hear about Gene's passing. We knew Vera very well when she accepted our daughter into a brownie troop many years ago. We live at 4950 Wheeler Road in a house that Gene built. Please know that you and your son are in our prayers. Evi, Robert, and Keely Lambert

The Lambert Family Aug 27 2018 12:00 AM

I have known Gene for many years, He was a great friend and mentor. My condolences to all his relatives.

Robert Fox Aug 26 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Gene was a long time friend.

Fox Family Aug 25 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eugene Wheeler

Fox Family Aug 25 2018 12:00 AM

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