Robert Armand Wheeler, 68, of Palatka, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at his home following an extended illness. He was a native of Worchester, MA and had lived in Putnam County since 1994 coming from London Dairy, NH. He had worked as a tanker truck driver. Robert was a veteran of the US Navy and was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and Fraternal Order of the Moose.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Florence Wheeler and sister, Frances Miekoski.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Jeanie Wheeler of Palatka, children, Robert Wheeler of Charlotte, NC, Ann Marie Wheeler Grigas of New Hampshire, Wendell, Clay and Missy Simpson all of Palatka, brothers, Edgar Wheeler of Massachusetts and Ron Wheeler of Ft. Myers, 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Chaplain David Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens with military honors rendered by the US Navy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until time of services.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Robert’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.