Henry Harold Wheeler

WILMINGTON-  Henry Harold Wheeler, 84, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, May 9, at the Southwestern Vermont Hospital after a period of failing health.
Mr. Wheeler was born August 27, 1933 in Readsboro, to Harold and Rena (Lawson) Wheeler, and later attended Wilmington schools and the Vermont Agricultural College in Randolph Center.
Mr. Wheeler married Carrie Bartlett at the Wilmington Baptist Church on October 23, 1954. Together they operated the Wheeler Farm, where they raised their seven children. Besides being a dairyman, Mr. Wheeler was a sugarmaker, home builder, and entrepreneur. He was an honorable and fair man, always willing to help out his family, friends, and neighbors. He enjoyed visiting with folks and had a good sense of humor.
Mr. Wheeler was a member of the Wilmington Baptist Church, and a founding member of the Deerfield Valley Stump Jumpers and the River Valley Riders.
Besides his wife of nearly 64 years, he is survived by his five sons and their wives, Martin and CarolAnn Wheeler, of Winchester, NH, John and Elizabeth Wheeler, of Wilmington, Douglas and Jackie Wheeler, of Wilmington, Robert and Karen Wheeler, of Wilmington, and Paul and Lisa Wheeler, of Wilmington; his daughters, Diane Wheeler and Todd Batchelder, of Thornwood, NY, and Janet Hubbard, of Brattleboro; grandchildren, Jeffrey Wheeler, Megan Crowley, Nancy Wheeler-Sage, J. William Wheeler, Marc-Andre Duhaime, Carrie Wallace, Travis Wheeler, Andrea Wheeler, Matthew Hubbard, Joshua Hubbard, Tanya Wheeler, and Shiane Wheeler; and great-grandchildren Sadie, Axton, Maverick, Arianna, Ethan, Perrin, Tucker, Liam, Trentin, Jackson, Alexsis, and Jonathan.
Mr. Wheeler was preceeded in death by his parents, and three grandchildren Caroline and Jessica Wheeler, and Christopher Duhaime.
Memorial contributions may be made to Deerfield Valley Rescue building fund or the Wilmington Baptist Church c/o Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
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