Wheeler, James Walter
Birth: Tuesday, February 02, 1960
Residence: Lexington Park, MD
Death: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the age of 61
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James Walter Wheeler, 61 of Lexington Park, MD surrounded by his loving family went to be with his heavenly Father on April 11, 2021.
Walter was born on February 2, 1960 in Leonardtown, MD to Martha Elaine (Wood) and Bernard Wheeler of Callaway, MD.
Walter married Kathy Trossbach Wheeler on October 25, 1986 in Ridge, MD. He and Kathy were blessed with four children. Walter was a Boat Rigger for Cedar Cove Marina until he became disabled from a broken neck on December 19,1991. Even after 8 neck surgeries, he was an amazing father and grandfather who cherished his time as a stay at home dad. Walter's family was everything to him. He was known as "Poppy" by his grandchildren whom he would do anything for just to make them smile. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, traveling, (it didn't matter where) and cheering on his favorite NASCAR racer #18 Kyle Bush. Walter loved the Lord and was a member of Patuxent Baptist Church, where he got saved, and baptized in January of 2017. Walter was one of the most loving, unselfish men you would ever meet and he will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his cherished family, his wife, Kathy; his children, Jami Lachkovic (Jonathan) of Lexington Park, MD, James Wheeler II "Jay" (Staci), of Lexington Park, MD, Christopher Wheeler (Nicole) of California, MD, Jessica Wheeler (Jordan) of Lexington Park, MD.
His siblings, Joe Wheeler (Jan) of St. Inigoes, MD, Robert Wheeler (Marion) of Indian Head, and Patty Thomas (Larry) of Lexington Park, MD.
His grandchildren, whom he cherished, Brianna, Natalie, Emily, Isabella, Brandie, Tamya, Jaylen, Mackenzee, James III, Hayden, Charlie, Anthony, Zion, Jordan Jr., and Rylee.
Along with 17 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Mike Wheeler and his nephew Charlie Wheeler.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service celebrated by Pastor Rick Conner at 12:00 p.m., at Patuxent Baptist Church, 22614 Chancellors Run Road, Great Mills, MD 20634. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 22020 Chancellors Run Road, Great Mills.
Pallbearers will be Tim Tullos, Matthew Green, Randy Steenrod, Tom Jackson, Mike Kalinowski and Rich Young.
Memorial contributions may be made to Patuxent Baptist Church, P.O. Box 687, Hollywood, MD 20636.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.