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Garnett Wheeler

d. January 24, 2016

Garnett Venton Wheeler, Sr., 89, of Frostburg, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

Born on June 15, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of the late Donald and Elise (Elliott) Wheeler.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, William Wheeler and Donald Wheeler; and a great grandchild, Shandi Kesner.

Garnett retired from the Maryland State Highway Administration after 35 years and was a U.S. Army veteran, and member of the Farrady Post #24 American legion in Frostburg where he loved to go and tell the same stories over and over again. He was also a member of Mt. Savage Amvets.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Joan G. (Whittemore) Wheeler; daughters, JoAnne Wilt, Elouise Gibbner and husband Troy; son, Garnett V. Wheeler Jr and fiancé Sherry.; seven grandchildren, John Michaels, Jr., Julie Davis, Joseph Michaels, Nathan Wheeler, Matthew Wheeler, Jesse Gibbner and Tony Gibbner; and eight great grandchildren.

Mr. Wheeler was cremated in accordance with his wishes.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In honor of Garnett, memorial donations may be made to Farrady Post #24 American Legion, 27 W. Main Street, Frostburg, MD 21532.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Farrady Post #24 American Legion
27 W. Main Street, Frostburg MD 21532

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