Frank Wheelus, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 21st in Gainesville, FL.
Frank was born in Cottondale, FL to Ellis Washington and Elizabeth Mercer Wheelus on April 21, 1928. Frank is preceded in death by his wonderful wife, Marion Elizabeth, of 66 ½ years and 13 brothers and sisters.
Frank is survived by his daughter, Barbara L. (Charlie) Golden of Keystone Heights, FL; son, Stanley J. (Dawn) Wheelus of Gainesville, FL; grandson, Robert Scott Manning of VA; step-grandsons Christopher (Lesley) Scott, Jr. of VA and Byron Scott of Gainesville, FL; step-granddaughters Courtney (Kenny) Lawson and Meghan Scott of VA; two great-granddaughters, Chelsy L. Manning and Kimberly L. Manning of VA; great-grandson, Joshua M. Manning of CA; three step great-grandchildren of VA; great-great-granddaughter, Jordynn L. Manning of VA and many nieces and nephews.
Frank served in the U.S. Navy from May 1945 – July 1965 and retired as a Chief Petty Officer with a specialty of Chief Boiler Technician. He retired from the VA Hospital in Gainesville, FL after 18 years. He was a member of the VA Bowling League for 40 years. He was a member of the local Early Ford V8 Club and the Antique Automobile Club of America. He joined the Masons in 1949.
Services will be held at the Gainesville Baptist Church, 3570 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL on February 2nd. Viewing is 9:00 -10:00 with service at 10:00.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gainesville Baptist Church Building Fund.
I am so sorry to hear about Frank. Death is a very sad thing to happen to anyone. Did you know that Jesus had foretold about the future time when under the rule of his kingdom, the Grave would be emptied? I was astounded the first time I read
(John 5:28,29). This gave me real hope and I started thinking about the future with optimism. The Bible also foretold what would happen to death at Isaiah 25:8; there will be a time when, “(God) he will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces”. This is truly something to think about seeing your love one again. You can find more comforting scriptures at (jw.org).
Sincerely Yours, Judy L.