We celebrate the tremendous life of our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Friend, Charles Lee Wheeler, who transitioned to be with the Lord on January 31, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia.
Charles Lee Wheeler was born in Hopewell, Virginia on October 26, 1941 to the late Herman and Rosa Wheeler. As the eldest of 8 siblings, Charles embraced the tenets of Faith and Family from an early age, accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior and instilling those beliefs in his family. After graduating from Hopewell High School, Charles served in the US Army for 13 years. Thereafter, he moved from active duty to Civilian Service, managing NCO clubs in Germany and then becoming a meat cutter for the Department of Army Commissary at Hunter Army Airfield for 20 years until his retirement in 2004.
Charles was an avid chef and lifelong angler, who was most at home when in the kitchen making dishes for loved ones or out on the water fishing with family and friends. He spent his years of retirement enjoying his family and watching his grandchildren grow over the later years of his life.
Charles leaves behind those closest to him to cherish memories and celebrate his life. None more than his wife of over 40 years, Annie R. Wheeler, and their children: Charlotte Wheeler (Derrick) of Savannah, GA; Shaun Wheeler (Betsy) of Sylvania, GA; Stephanie Murphy (Jarrod) of Port Wentworth, GA; and Jennifer Davis of Savannah, GA.
The greatest joy of Charles' golden years came from watching his family and legacy grow with the addition of his 10 Grandchildren: Shaun Wheeler Jr., Tyilaya Wheeler, DeAnthony Wheeler, J'Lynne Murphy, Jordan Murphy, Bryce Walker, Amaya Carver, Victor Walker, Brandon Carver, and Ja-Mella Murphy.
Charles cherished his siblings and leaves them many years of memories and love: Johnny Wheeler (deceased), Beatrice Wheeler, Ben James Wheeler (Laverne), Mary France Jamison, Danny Wheeler (Cynthia), Thelma Westin (Geoffrey), and Mildred Wheeler. He had a positive impact on the lives of a host of nieces and nephews, affectionately known as "Uncle Chuck" by those who knew and loved him.
Throughout his life and travels, Charles amassed countless memories with lifelong friends that include a very special group of families: Cato, Scott, Brooks, and Phillips families, and his very special friend, James Salisbury.
Public viewing will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday at Campbell & Sons Funeral Home ( 124 West Park Ave. Savannah, Ga).
Graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Bonaventure Cemetery (Greenwich)
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