Remembering George Wheeler
On November 8, 2021, our beloved son, husband, daddy, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, adopted father figure, and friend transitioned from labor to reward. George, affectionately known as “Bubba,” “George Edward,” or “Wheeler,” was born on June 11, 1956, to Lillie Vera Wheeler and the late Edward Wheeler. George accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of the Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church in Brundidge, Alabama.
George grew up in Brundidge, Alabama and was a graduate of Pike County High School, “Class of 1974.” He later obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in 1978 from Tuskegee University in Industrial Arts of Education. He was employed with the Polk School District, where he dedicated 31 years as an educator. There he taught Industrial Arts and Technology at Cedar Hill Middle School and Cedartown High School. After retirement, George started his business, “Flip It-Renovations,” where he passionately did renovations. His favorite past times included fishing, hunting, barbecuing, and socializing with his treasured “Shade Tree Crew.” He would bring laughter and joy to anyone he met.
On June 16, 1984, he married his devoted and loving wife, Frankie Dudley Wheeler. To this union a lovely daughter, McKensey Elyse Wheeler, was born. With this union Frankie and McKensey gained a son and brother, Marcus Flowers and later an adopted daughter, Tangela King.
George is proceeded in death by his father, Edward Wheeler, and brother, Arthur Griffin. He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Lillie Vera Wheeler; wife, Frankie Wheeler; daughter, McKensey Wheeler; son, Marcus Flowers (Sandy); six brothers, Frank Wheeler, Jesse Ray Wheeler, James Wheeler (Rosalyn), Earl Wheeler (Evelyn), Douglas Wheeler and Timothy Wheeler; one sister, Annie Ruth Heard; grandchildren, Andrew Roberts, Allison Roberts, Samuel Flowers, Noah Flowers, Kaylon Brown, Angelika Flowers and McKaya Huggins “Sugar Momma”; aunts, Annie Jewel McDowell, Dorothy Lee, Mildred Townsend; special niece, Hope Hall; mother-in- law, Mattie Dudley; sisters-in-law, Tiny Lewis, Carolyn Griffin and Gloria Ann Wheeler; brothers-in-law, Clifton Dudley (Brandy) and Derrick Dudley (Hazell); special sons, Carlos Robinson, Antwoine Pace, and Punkin; special daughters, Maya Foster, Ryan Ellis, Dana Ellis, Tiffany Dorsey, Bree Wilson, and Charisse Mann; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 14, at Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3046 County Road 4408, Brundidge, Alabama with Pastor Nathaniel Larkin officiating. Words of encouragement were spoken by Pastor Bobby J. Sims, Jr. and the Resolution by the Class of 1974. His nephews served as pallbearers and the nieces served as flower bearers. Interment was at Sweet Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Smith & Miller Funeral Home, Cedartown.
The Georgia State Patrol has the following update on Monday’s fatal collision in Cedartown:
On Nov. 8, 2021, at 8:47 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 Cartersville responded to a fatality crash on Chestnut Street at West Girard Avenue involving a Cedartown government vehicle.
The preliminary investigation determined that a white GMC Sierra was traveling north on Chestnut Street. A white Ford F-150 was traveling east on West Girard Avenue. The driver of the GMC Sierra, Mr. George Wheeler, 65, of Cedartown, failed to stop at a stop sign and entered the intersection in front of the Ford F-150.
The Ford F-150 struck the GMC Sierra on the left side with its front. After the impact, the GMC Sierra overturned. Mr. Wheeler sustained fatal injuries.
Polk County Coroner Norman Smith says Wheeler was taken to Polk Medical Center by EMS and died there from his injuries.