Clarence Sherlon Wheeler

August 22, 1939 ~ July 3, 2020 (age 80)


Clarence “Sherlon” Wheeler, 80, of Statesville, passed away, Friday, July 3, 2020 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Clarence was born August 22, 1939 in Mt. Ida, AR and was the son of the late A.C. Wheeler and Buennia S. Wheeler. He was a graduate of Mt. Ida High School and was married to his bride, Linda Pierce Wheeler, sixty years. He served in the US Army and retired from Norfolk Southern Railway.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Cheryl W. Staley (Ken) of Statesville, Alan Wheeler (Landa) of Lincolnton, one sister, Bernell Sandlin (Charles) of Anderson, IN,  eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, three sisters-in-law, Martha Tubbs of Blytheville, AR, Betty Sparks (Layne) of Malvern, AR, and Mary McMillian (Richard) of Paragould, AR and their families.   Also, surviving is the “adopted and cherished” Wooten family.

Mr. Wheeler will lie in state Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 1:00-2:45 pm at South River Baptist Church, Statesville, NC.  The funeral will be at 3:00 pm with the burial following in the church cemetary.

Memorials may be made to Gateway International Missions, P O Box 667, Taylorsville, NC 28681 and online condolences may be made to the family at

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Funeral Service
July 7, 2020

3:00 PM
South River Baptist Church
2659 S Chipley Ford Rd
Statesville, NC 28625


Gateway International Missions
PO Box 667, Taylorsville NC 28681

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