Garry Wheeler Overland Park, KS Garry Leslie Wheeler, 52, of Overland Park, KS passed from this life unexpectedly Thursday evening, September 22, 2016 at his home. Garry was born May 4, 1964, in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Ralph and Jean Wheeler. He married the love of his life, Carol Brown, in a beautiful Valentine's wedding, February 14, 1987. In 1972, the Wheeler family moved to Anderson County from Knoxville, and lived on Hinds Creeks Road. He graduated from Norris High School in 1982; along with his twin brother, Larry. He attended University of Tennessee and Kansas Christian College. He was employed at Grabill Plumbing as a Master Plumber for over 20 years. He attended Church of God (Holiness) in Overland Park & Impact Fellowship. Garry was a fun loving hard-working man. He was a good husband, father, neighbor and friend. He was cheerful, outgoing and never met a stranger. He always was able to see the good in other people and would often say about a difficult situation "the beauty of it is…" Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Carol Brown Wheeler; children: daughters, Kelcie Wheeler of Manhattan, KS and Kylie Wheeler of Merriam, KS; son, Jacob Wheeler of Lincoln, NE; his mother, Jean Wheeler of Heiskell; sister, Barbara (Howard) Russell of Doylestown, OH; brother, Ralph (Brenda) Wheeler of Kirksville, MO; sister, Clara (Ernest) Martin of Knoxville; brother, Fred (Sharon) Wheeler of Matthews, NC; twin brother, Larry (Carrie) of Greeneville, SC; and sister, Lisabeth (Dan) Hutchins of Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Wheeler, Sr. Visitation was held Monday evening at the Johnson County Funeral Home. The funeral was held Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Overland Park Church of God (Holiness) with Rev. Ralph E. Wheeler, Jr. and Dr. Howard Russell officiating. The memorial service may be viewed at the following address: www.opcogh.org/VideoArchives.html . Anyone wishing to make a contribution in memory of Garry Wheeler may do so at Kansas Christian College, 7401 Metcalf Overland Park, Kansas 66204.
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