Obituary of Lewis Cleveland Wheeler, Sr.
Lewis Cleveland Wheeler, Sr., 85 of Blue Ridge, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born on Monday, September 17, 1934, a son of the late Luther Wheeler and Margaret Brown Wheeler. He was also preceded in death by a son, Lewis C. Wheeler, Jr., and a daughter, Jennifer Sue Mills. He was retired from Rubatex Corporation with forty-four years service and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Shirley McDaniel Wheeler; his sons, Gary Wheeler & wife, Mary, Mark Wheeler & wife, Cindy; his daughters, Pamela Conner & husband, Clyde, Rebecca Dawn Price & husband, Arthur as well as numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren. The family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 2315 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Roanoke, VA 24012. A private family funeral service will be held for immediate family on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. David McNeill officiating. The service will be live streamed at life at New Hope.com. Interment will follow in the Montvale Baptist Church Cemetery. In keeping with the COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, the family will receive relatives and friends with a parking lot “Drive Thru Only” visitation Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 5 until 7 PM at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lewis Wheeler, Sr., please visit Tribute Store
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, Virginia, United States