Mike Wheeler, 55, of Paradise went to be with Jesus on Oct. 6, 2018. Funeral Service will be Saturday Oct. 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Cottondale with burial to follow at Cottondale Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday Oct. 12, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur.
Mike was born Sept. 6, 1963 in Oklahoma City, OK to George and Sharon Wheeler. He grew up in Mustang Oklahoma where he graduated high school. Mike spent many summers on Lake Texoma camping and fishing with family and friends. He married Nancy Blickensderfer on Nov. 21, 1981 in Oklahoma City, OK. Mike served in the Navy on the USS Eisenhower where he was in aircraft ordinance. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cottondale where he served as a deacon. Mike was an AVID drag car builder and racer. He was a lifetime aircraft mechanic and spent most of his working years at American Airlines.
Mike is survived by his wife of 36 years, Nancy Wheeler of Paradise; son, Justin Wheeler and wife Meghan of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Amanda Gentry and husband Dillon of Cottondale; parents, George and Sharon Wheeler of Kingston, OK; sisters, Lori Wheeler of Edmond, OK, Hallie Burt and husband Jim of Kingston, OK; many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Mike, who his grandchildren call Macker, were the light of his life and they are, Saraiah Gentry 9, Micah Gentry 7, Jaylin Wheeler 5, Kamryn Wheeler 3. He was a great man and will be greatly missed by everyone.