McMinnville resident and Van Buren County native Havern Wheeler, 76, was born Aug. 13, 1939 and died Aug. 27 at Alive Hospice in Nashville following an extended illness.
The owner of Oak Tree Furniture Shop, a master woodworker, and a member of the Non-Denominational Church Bridges of Hope, he was the son of the late Luther Hawkins and Austie Mae Fisher Wheeler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Patty F. Grissom; and two grandsons, Chad Nunley and Toby Harper.
He was married April 28, 1957 to Paulette Taylor Wheeler of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and son-in-law, Jamie Wheeler, Gail Wheeler, and Barbara and Bobby Wilson all of McMinnville; son, Tim Wheeler of McMinnville; 13 grandchildren, Jason Brown, Tara Santucci, Rena Richardson, Camry Rogers, Triston Nunley, Justin Nunley, Andrew Grissom, Daniel Wilson, Alisha Carr, Matt Wilson, and Ethan Wilson, all of McMinnville, Torie Dickens of Old Fort, and Amanda Black of Madison; and 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in High’s Chapel with Bobby Wilson and Don Spencer officiating. Burial will follow at Walling Cemetery in Van Buren County. Visitation will be from noon until 9 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 28, 2015