Claude D. Wheeler, the son of the late Andrew J. and Sally Wheeler, was born Dec. 16, 1921, in Piggott, Ark.
Claude Wheeler died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at the Gideon Care Center at the age of 88 years.
He was married to Carol Lou Lawrence, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include one nephew and family, Rudy and Mary Lawrence of Bryant, Ark.; six sisters, in-laws and their families, Dick and Pat Lawrence Smith of Fair Hope, Ala., Richard and Wanda Lawrence Simpson and Marilyn Lawrence Shipley, all of Arnold, Lindsey and Leta Lawrence Wise of Fair Hope, Ala., Virginia Lawrence of Fresno, Calif., and Lucille Wheeler of Butler; four brothers, in-laws and their families, Fred and Mary Lou Lawrence of Cabot, Ark., Norman and Joyce Lawrence of Malden, James and Louise Lawrence of Gideon and Johnnie Copeland of New Madrid; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends who remember him fondly.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Tom, Bruce and Jeff Wheeler; one sister, Mary Nell Wheeler Pursley; two brothers-in-law, Kermit Lawrence and Robert Copeland; and one sister-in-law, Inez Lawrence Copeland.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at Stanfield Baptist Church in Clarkton. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.