John Wheeler, 58, of 544 Poyners Road, Moyock, NC died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at his home. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Michael Francis and Lula Mae Wright Wheeler and was the husband of Teresa Langley Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was a retired Volunteer Firefighter and Paramedic. He had worked with the Crawford Township Volunteer Fire Department, Moyock Volunteer Fire Department, Dare County EMS, Pasquotank-Camden EMS, Dare Med Flight, Currituck County EMS and served on the Currituck County Fire/EMS Advisory Board. Mr. Wheeler also worked as the Maintenance Director at Sentara Life Care in Barco, NC. He was a member of Moyock Baptist Church and had attended Providence Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife of thirty-three years, Mr. Wheeler is survived by a daughter, Tanya W. Flores and husband Jose; two sons, John W. Wheeler, II and James M. Wheeler, all of Moyock, NC; a sister, Harriet Sloat of Spring Grove, PA; a brother William Richardson of Columbia, NC; and a grandson, C.J. Tipton.
A funeral service will take place Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. Following the graveside service, a memorial service will be held at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Building in Barco, NC. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel and at other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 96, Currituck, NC 27929; the Moyock Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 81, Moyock, NC 27958; or to the Animal Lovers Assistance League, P.O. Box 266, Currituck, NC 27929. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Wheeler family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences