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Robert E. "Bob" Wheeler

August 8, 1931 - April 11, 2018

Robert E. “Bob” Wheeler, 86, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Midland. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM…read more

Robert E. “Bob” Wheeler, 86, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Midland. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born August 8, 1931 in Tarzan, Texas and married Dorothy Allen July 1, 1955 in Midland, Texas. She preceded him in death November 15, 2017.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Howard County and was a member of Big Spring High School Class of 1949. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War as an aircraft mechanic at Kadena Air Force Base on the island of Okinawa. Following his service in the Air Force, Bob taught ballroom dancing before opening Big 3 Auto Salvage in 1960. He retired in 2008. Bob served on the board of the Ballroom Dance Society of Midland.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Big Spring.

Survivors include three children, Carrie Claunch and husband, Chris, of San Antonio, Kyle Wheeler and wife, Terry, of Midland, and Beverly Warren and husband, Jay, of Santa Clarita, California; seven grandchildren, Chad Wheeler of Plymouth, Vermont, Elizabeth Dell’aquila and husband, Dominic, of Raleigh, North Carolina, Garrett Wheeler of Nacogdoches, Catherine Claunch of San Marcos, Caroline Claunch of Dallas, Jay Jay Warren and John John Warren both of Santa Clarita California; one brother, Alton D. Wheeler and wife, Willie, of Pasadena; one sister, Dorothy Downey and husband, Vonnie, of Baytown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Eva Cramer Wheeler; one sister, Ovita Wheeler; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Joe Max Wheeler and wife, Norma, and Low Allen Wheeler and wife, Juanita; and two grandchildren, Joshua Wheeler and Grace Ann Warren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 705 W. Marcy Dr., Big Spring, Texas 79720.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory in Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com

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Robert E. "Bob" Wheeler

August 8, 1931 - April 11, 2018

Robert E. “Bob” Wheeler, 86, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Midland. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM…read more

Robert E. “Bob” Wheeler, 86, of Big Spring died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Midland. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born August 8, 1931 in Tarzan, Texas and married Dorothy Allen July 1, 1955 in Midland, Texas. She preceded him in death November 15, 2017.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Howard County and was a member of Big Spring High School Class of 1949. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War as an aircraft mechanic at Kadena Air Force Base on the island of Okinawa. Following his service in the Air Force, Bob taught ballroom dancing before opening Big 3 Auto Salvage in 1960. He retired in 2008. Bob served on the board of the Ballroom Dance Society of Midland.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Big Spring.

Survivors include three children, Carrie Claunch and husband, Chris, of San Antonio, Kyle Wheeler and wife, Terry, of Midland, and Beverly Warren and husband, Jay, of Santa Clarita, California; seven grandchildren, Chad Wheeler of Plymouth, Vermont, Elizabeth Dell’aquila and husband, Dominic, of Raleigh, North Carolina, Garrett Wheeler of Nacogdoches, Catherine Claunch of San Marcos, Caroline Claunch of Dallas, Jay Jay Warren and John John Warren both of Santa Clarita California; one brother, Alton D. Wheeler and wife, Willie, of Pasadena; one sister, Dorothy Downey and husband, Vonnie, of Baytown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Eva Cramer Wheeler; one sister, Ovita Wheeler; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Joe Max Wheeler and wife, Norma, and Low Allen Wheeler and wife, Juanita; and two grandchildren, Joshua Wheeler and Grace Ann Warren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 705 W. Marcy Dr., Big Spring, Texas 79720.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory in Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com

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