Fred L Wheeler

Born in Nashville, TN on March 10, 1950

Departed on February 13, 2018 and resided in Madison, TN

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Fred L. Wheeler was born on March 10, 1950 in Nashville, Tn. He went to be with the Lord on February 13, 2018. He was the son of the late Johnnie and Mildred Wheeler and had 5 brothers; Jack Wheeler, Calvin Wheeler, Ed Wheeler, Ray Wheeler (passed in January 2018) and H.D. Wheeler. He is survived by his wife Regenia G. Wheeler, son Adam R. Wheeler (Angie W. Wheeler), and daughter Natalie C. Wheeler, grandsons Bradley and Benjamin Wheeler.
Fred was a hard worker from an early age, working numerous jobs as a teenager while helping his dad and brothers with various chores. He took an early liking to Chevy cars and began working on engines as a teenager. He attended Maplewood High School where he ran track and kept good grades. He attended Ivy Memorial Baptist in East Nashville where he sang in the youth choir. He attended Tennessee Technological University where received his Civil Engineering degree. He was married to Kathy Rogers in 1971 and they had a son, Adam in 1974. He worked for the State of Tennessee for 24 years as a Transportation Manager for TDOT, helping to design and buy the right-of-way for many of middle Tennessee’s bridges, interstates, and highways. He became a member of Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was an assistant coach for Adam’s baseball teams four years in a row. He served as Vice President of the Mid-Tenn Classic Chevy Car Club, and enjoyed showing his ’55 and ’56 Chevy. He married Regenia Wheeler in 1992, and they had a daughter, Natalie Wheeler in 1994. They became members of Madison First Baptist Church where he became involved in a ministry that sought out and served the homeless around Nashville. Fred loved restoring cars, but he was also a handy carpenter. He was known for being willing and able to help any friend or family member with any automotive or home project. He enjoyed performing gospel music with his brothers and his love for his family was his main passion.
Visitation for Fred will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 5 – 8 PM and Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 1 – 2 PM. A Life Celebration Service will be held at 2 PM followed by interment at Greenbrier City Cemetery.

7 Comments to Fred L Wheeler

  1. Ernest Startup
    February 16, 2018 6:17 pm

    Freddie and I became friends while attending Ivy Memorial Baptist Church and remained friends for years. Whenever I visit my Nashville family I usually got with Freddie and we enjoyed talking about our youth. We were very competitive, especially when we competed against each other during the Bible Sword Drill events. We both enjoyed going to Junior Achievement meetings our last two years of high school. Freddie always encouraged me and I made sure that he knew how much our friendship meant to me. I am going to miss him and look forward to spending eternity with him.

  2. Janice Lewellen
    February 17, 2018 12:40 am

    Wheeler Family—-I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Adam & Angie—I haven’t seen y’all in a while but think of you often. I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for
    The Lord to comfort you & give you the strength to get through this. ❤️Prayers & Love❤️
    Janice Lewellen

  3. Peggy Wilson Davis
    February 17, 2018 3:15 pm

    Sympathy for the Family left behind. I didn’t know him well but he sounds like an honorable man. My heart ❤️ goes out to his loved ones. Prayers for the family.

  4. Kaye n Allen Bethel
    February 17, 2018 4:21 pm

    Love n prayers for Regina, Natalie n Adam. Fred has been an awesome neighbor for nearly 30 years

  5. Carolyn Stinecipher
    February 18, 2018 9:34 am

    My deepest sympathies to Regina and all of the family for your great loss. I remember Fred as a kind and generous man. I know how much you will miss him. My prayers are for comfort and blessings for all of the family.

  6. LAURA MANGRUM
    February 22, 2018 11:00 am

    REGINA, I am sooo sorry about Fred. He was a good friend to me and also a great boss. He will be missed. My prayers go out to you, Adam, Natalie and all of the family. I pray that you and the family will find comfort in your prayers. GOD BLESS.

  7. Margie Russell Snell
    March 6, 2018 4:55 pm

    To all the Wheeler family

    I am sorry to hear of Fred passing. I went to church with him and his brothers at Ivy Memorial Baptist Church. We had a church family at Ivy that was the best. The leaders always helped the children and our pastor Bro. Phillip Shelton was a person who worked with our youth and made sure we were included in all the activities in church. They took us to Billy Graham crusade and other places. Fred learned values from our church and all the leaders we had.. This will be hard for all of you, but look to the Lord and he will get you through the hard times.

    Margie

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