BATESBURG – Billy Wheeler, 67, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, March 22, at Mt. Ebal Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery conducted by Rev. Bill Paulling and Rev. Billy Padgett. Active pallbearers are John and Zachary Wheeler, Austin and Brad Whitfield, Craig Warren, George Hazel, Bud Wheeler, Karl Keisler. Honorary pallbearers are Mrs. June Quattlebaum's Friendship Sunday School Class, James Brown and Frank Parker. Mr. Wheeler was born in Batesburg, SC son of Lever and Leona Smith Wheeler. He was a member of Mt. Ebal Baptist Church. He was a poultry farmer. He was a volunteer with Sandy Ridge Fire Department. He loved motorcycles and Elvis. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Elaine Keisler Wheeler; son and daughter-in-law, Dean (Daisy) Wheeler of Batesburg; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly Wheeler (Lester) Whitfield of Batesburg; brothers, Floyd, Carl, and Clarence Wheeler all of Batesburg; grandchildren: John (Lauren) & Zachary Wheeler, Austin, Brad & Alyssa Whitfield all of Batesburg; great grandchildren: Jackson Heyward, Arianna Wheeler, & a great- grandson due May 7. He is predeceased by a son, Michael John Wheeler; sister, Mary Smith; brothers, William, Levi and James Wheeler. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 PM Thursday, March 21, at Milton Shealy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Milton Shealy Funeral Home, c/o Billy Wheeler memory, 115 N. Pine St., Batesburg, SC 29006.
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