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HD Wheeler, age 80 of Lexington, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Lexington Nursing Home. Harold Dwan Wheeler was born June 23, 1936 in Lexington, OK, the 8th of 11 children of Johnny Wheeler and Dora E. (Lewis) Wheeler. He was raised in Lexington and attended Lexington Schools, graduating in 1955. HD had always dreamed of being a professional bowler, but the gift of his newborn daughter changed his ambitions. He began driving a truck and worked various other jobs throughout the years. HD was a people person and loved to visit, and eventually started selling insurance. He greatly enjoyed it, and retired from Prudential Insurance in a career that spanned more than 36 years. On May 14, 1981, HD married Jenny (Bowers) Humphreys in Okla. City, and they made their home in Norman. HD loved his blended family just like his own, and the two families became one. He looked forward to family get togethers and would say the bigger...the better. HD always stayed busy doing something, even in his retirement years. He built porches and decks alongside his daughter Diana. He traveled extensively, and was a world class fisherman. He often shared stories of his many fishing adventures all over the world. HD was a man of great faith and shared his servant's heart for others. He was always looking to help someone. He was a longtime and faithful member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Norman. He served in various capacities around the church, doing whatever needed to be done. But his greatest joy was being the door greeter. HD was a wonderful husband and father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a true friend. He will be dearly missed!
He was preceded in death by: His parents, Johnny and Dora Wheeler; 4 brothers, Ben Wheeler, Jurdin Wheeler, Virgil Wheeler and Leroy Wheeler; 3 sisters, Bonnie Hackney, Lawana Mitchell and Patsy Crownover; and Step son, Dan Humphreys.
HD leaves behind: His wife, Jenny Wheeler of the home; Daughters, Diana Wheeler Gann and husband Billy of Lexington and Renae Wheeler of Norman; Step sons, Del Humphreys and wife Pam of Edmond and David Humphreys and wife Barbara of Blanchard; 3 brothers, Tom Wheeler and wife Ann of Naples, FL, Doc Lawson and wife Barbara of Wayne and Charlie Lawson and wife Rose of Lexington; 6 grandchildren, Kimberly Poisso, Zac Humphreys, Chris Humphreys, Brandy Black, Lance Lawson and Sara Humphreys; 8 great grandchildren Hunter, Chandler, Julia, Lauren, Dallas, Tyson, Adley and Asher; Numerous nieces and nephews and host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday at Wilson-Little Funeral Home.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Trinity Baptist Church, 801 N Peters Ave, Norman, OK 73069. Burial will follow at the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington. Arrangements by Wilson-Little Funeral Home of Purcell. Send online condolences @ wilsonlittle.com.
Published on February 27, 2017
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