FRANKLINTON - Julius Winston Wheeler, 89, of Franklinton, died Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late David and Zelma Wheeler and was a veteran of the US Army, serving during WWII. Mr. Wheeler was retired from CP&L as a printing department supervisor after 36 years of service and was a member of Millbrook Lodge #97 A.F. & A.M and a member of the Wake County Shrine Club. He was also a member of Saint James United Methodist Church in Raleigh for 53 years, where he served as president of his Sunday School Class, and was a member of Franklinton American Legion Post 57.
Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, July 23, 2014 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. John White officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery with masonic rites and military honors.
Mr. Wheeler is survived by his children, Marilyn Wheeler Pendergraph and husband, Robin, of Raleigh and David White Wheeler and wife, Rose Marie, of Youngsville; grandchildren, Shane Gupton and wife, Shirley, of Pine Level and Justin Wheeler of Raleigh; brother, Harold Wheeler and wife, Doris, of Franklinton; great-grandchildren, Cameron Gupton and Alexis Gupton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Pergerson Wheeler; brother, Fred Wheeler, and his sister, Christine Wheeler White.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 3808 St James Church Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604 or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brightfunerals.com.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811)