March 31, 1938 - October 13, 2014
Richard French "Dick" Wheatley, Jr., 76 entered his eternal home on Monday, October 13, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Paris, Tennessee to the late Richard F. Wheatley, Sr. and Minnie Helen Lindsey Wheatley on March 31, 1938, he was affectionately known as Dick. He was a graduate of Big Sandy High School, Big Sandy, TN, Bethel College, McKenzie, TN and Troy State University, Troy AL, where he received his Masters in Administration. For over 50 years he worked with the Jackson County School Board in several capacities from teacher to Prinicpal at Magnolia School, Sneads High School, Graceville Elementary School, Graceville High School and Cottondale Elementary School. He was a an active member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School teacher of the Dick Wheatley Class, was Lay Leader, was a past President of the Methodist Men's Club, and had held many offices in the church. He was a member of the Graceville Kiwanis Club, serving as secretary many years. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Graceville with Dr. Jason Thrower, Rev. Dan Rhodes and Rev. Jim Jines officiating. Burial to follow in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or those wishing can make memorials to the First United Methodist Church P. O. Box 376 Graceville, FL 32440. He is survived by his beloved wife Linda Wheatley, son Richard F. "Richie" Wheatley, III and wife Samantha, daughter Stephanie Wheatley King and husband Christopher, Graceville, FL; five grandchildren Lindsey Marie Wheatley, Caroline Lindsey King, Andrew Jefferson Wheatley, Chandler Bryan King, Sam Murphy Seigle.
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