Dean Wheeler

September 1, 1939 - July 23, 2015
Dean Wheeler

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Dean Harold Wheeler, 75, of Hendersonville passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. Born on September 1, 1939 in Yancey County, NC, he was a son of the late Sam W. Wheeler and Maphra L. Miller Wheeler. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Norma F. Owenby.

Dean graduated from Bee Log High School in 1957 and was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. He retired after 32 years of service from Southern & Norfolk Southern Railroad as a conductor.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sandra M. Blythe; son, Phillip D. Burleson; grandsons, Tyler and Aaron; and several nieces and a nephew.

No services are planned at this time.

The family would like to thank the staff of Mission Health and the Elizabeth House for their professional and compassionate care shown to Dean.

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  • July 26, 2015
    Bruce and Rhonda King says:
    Sandy, we were so sorry to hear about Dean. Prayers for you. We would love to see you sometime. Take care of yourself.

  • July 28, 2015
    John Gorman says:
    Our Prayers are with the Family.

  • August 03, 2015
    Jim and Pat Earwood says:
    SandDra, I just heard about Dean and we are so sorry for your loss, Jim worked with Dean at the railroad and if you remember I did his taxes for many years at K.Bryant and considered Dean a true friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you anquvd the family.