Terry L. Wheeler, 82, of Mifflintown, passed away at 3:02 AM, Saturday, September 24, 2022 at his residence.
Born on August 27, 1940 in Lewistown, Mifflin Co., he was the son of the late Merle H. and Grace W. (Reihart) Wheeler.
On August 17, 1959, he married his surviving wife, Mary S. (Leahy) Wheeler with whom he was blessed to share over 63 years of marriage before his passing.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lou Anne Sheaffer and her husband Jeff, a brother, Jack Wheeler, all of Port Royal, and six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Y. Oberlin and his oldest brother, William Wheeler.
He was a 1958 graduate of Lewistown High School and in 1984, he retired as a Truck Driver from various local trucking companies.
His memberships included the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lewistown, Juniata County Sportsmen’s Club, Mifflin Fire Company #3, and the Juniata County Historical Society, where he served as President for nine years and his proudest contribution to the Historical Society was overseeing the reconstruction of the Pomeroy Covered Bridge in Academia.
Terry enjoyed hunting, fishing, reloading shells, and he was an avid Juniata Football, Penn State Football, and NASCAR fan.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 29, 2022 at the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown with the Rev. Frank J. Swartz officiating. Interment will follow at Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown.
A viewing will be held from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Wheeler’s memory can be made to the Juniata County Historical Society, 498 Jefferson St., Suite B, Mifflintown, PA 17059.
Online condolences and tributes can be shared with the family at www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.