Breeze-Courier | Taylorville, IL
weather sponsored by

The Weather Network
Advanced Search
search sponsored by


McClure FH

home : obituaries : obituaries April 22, 2019

3/25/2019 10:46:00 AM
Larry Richard Wheeler
November 8, 1944 - March 22, 2019
+ click to enlarge

Larry Richard Wheeler, 74, of Taylorville, Ill., passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Heritage Health in Pana, Ill.

Larry was born November 8, 1944 in Shelbyville, Ill., the son of Fred and Lucille (Thompson) Wheeler. He married Donna Heiter, and she preceded him in death. Larry then married, Martha Jean Neece on June 20, 1981 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, and they have been happily married for over 37 years.

Larry graduated from Shelbyville High School, and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was ordered to go to Vietnam on July 26, 1967, where he was assigned to the 213th ASHC and 329th Tc Det. at Phu Loi Air Base. He repaired avionics equipment on CH-47 Helicopters. Larry received his orders to leave Vietnam on August 5, 1968. Following his service, Larry worked as a Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy, and then the General Services Administration in Springfield, where he retired from in 2002 as a Procurement Agent. He enjoyed wood working, model railroads, and was a Licensed Ham Radio Operator and enthusiast. Larry was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville, and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #4495 in Taylorville.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Larry is survived by his wife, Martha J. Wheeler of Taylorville, Ill.; son, Rex (wife, Cassy) Wheeler of Mt. Auburn, Ill.; daughter, Hollie Wheeler of Taylorville, Ill.; brother, Fred Wheeler of Shelbyville, Ill.; sister, Mary Durbin of Springfield, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation & Memorial Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 12:00 p.m. until the time of ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Rodney Blomquist officiating.

Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 with ceremonies.

Please visit to offer condolences to the family.

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

If you are looking for the SPEAK OUT submission form, you can find it by clicking here: Speak Out Form

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

NOTE: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address will not be displayed or shared.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Trinity Dodge Fixed
Dr Paul The Dentist
NewsWebPagesOpinionPeopleObituariesAg & BusinessSportsContact UsLife
Subscriptions | Username & Password Reminder | Change Password | Life

Breeze-Courier & Printing | 212 S Main St. Taylorville, IL 62568 | (217) 824-2233 |

© Copyright 2014 Breeze-Courier & Printing. All Rights Reserved.
Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Breeze-Courier & Printing.

Software © 1998-2019 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved