WHEALLER, Edward Osborne "E.O." For over 40 years, Edward Osborne Whealler (E.O.) has held the Georgia Tech record for the longest field goal kick55 yards against VMI in 1973. He was legendary in Atlanta's soccer and football circles for his powerful and accurate kicking and for his gusto-grabbing approach to life and sports. E.O. was a member of the Druid Hills High School soccer and football teams, the Hot Spurs soccer club in the early 1970s and the Georgia Tech football team 1972-1975. Tech football fans from that period remember kick-offs accompanied by "Eeeee Oooooo!" E.O. earned his undergraduate degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State. He had a career in financial services, interrupted one year to work on a hospital in Saudi Arabia. E.O. died at home in Atlanta on Wednesday, September 29, at the age of 61. He was the proud father of Benjamin Edward Whealler, a current Georgia Tech student. He is also survived by his wife, Elizabeth Carter Whealler, his brother, John Anson Whealler of Cohasset, MA, and his sister, Susan Whealler Johnston of Berryville, VA. Donations in E.O.'s memory may be sent to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
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