Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 28, 2012

Charles Franklin Wheeler

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

NARROWS — Charles Franklin Wheeler, 94, of the Wolf Creek community near Narrows, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at Riverview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Rich Creek.

He was born in Giles County on June 3, 1918, and was the son of the late Charles B. and Elizabeth Sheppard Wheeler.

In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by three wives, Dorothy Robertson Wheeler, Irene Warden Wheeler, and Margaret Neal Wheeler; one brother, and five sisters.

A retired employee of the Virginia Department of Transportation, he was a member of Cornerstone Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for over 20 years.

He is survived by three children, C.F. Wheeler and wife Joyce of Overland Park, Kan., Cheryl Schaffer of Richmond, Va., and Patrick Wheeler and wife Jean of Narrows, Va.; nine grandchildren, Terri Wheeler Walker and husband Edward, Ann Wheeler, Charles Wheeler III, Lynn Wheeler Cheeks and husband Dan, Leslie Wheeler Vinson and husband Vance, Rebecca Wheeler Barnette and husband Shawn, Christine Moskalski Garrett, Beverly Moskalski Ellis and husband Jay, Pamela Moskalski Gillespie and husband Louis Jr.; twenty great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several step-children; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.

The family will receive friends at Cornerstone Pentecostal Holiness Church Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with funeral services at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Tony Robertson and the Rev. John Jenkins officiating. Burial will be held Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. at Ferrell Cemetery in the Wolf Creek community near Narrows. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider Cornerstone Pentecostal Holiness Church; 809 College Street; Narrows, Virginia 24124.

The family is being served by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at