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Johnny Loyd Wheeler – Aug. 24, 1945 – Dec. 26, 2018

JOHNNY LOYD WHEELER – AUG. 24, 1945 – DEC. 26, 2018

Johnny Loyd Wheeler, 73, of Creswell, passed away peacefully with family by his side at his sister and brother-in-laws home in Creswell, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
Johnny was born on Aug. 24, 1945 in Cottage Grove to Ernest and Henrietta Wheeler who preceded him in death.
Johnny married LaVerne Larson April 14, 1967, who preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 2006.
Johnny was a proud Veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1967. Upon leaving the Air Force, he worked for Weyerhaeuser in Cottage Grove as a Log Truck Driver. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He enjoyed spending his retirement in Eastern Oregon and Coos Bay. He loved telling stories and was very good at it.
He is survived by his sister, Geraldine Thayer and brother-in-law, Darrell Thayer, of Creswell; brother, Larry Wheeler, and sister-in-law, Diana Wheeler, of Bend; three nieces and one nephew and was preceded in death by one niece and one nephew.
There will be a private family inurnment.



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