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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
Tommy Wheeler

Tommy Joe Wheeler

Monday, June 6th, 1932 - Monday, August 19th, 2019
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Tommy Joe Wheeler, 87, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on August 19, 2019. He was born on June 6, 1932 on of Packard Ranch in Oklahoma to Walter and Sue (McCullar) Wheeler. He graduated from Roland High School. Tommy worked as a maintenance foreman for Garrison Furniture for 23 years and then he retired from Hickory Springs. He loved to fabricate, design, problem solve, weld and could fix anything. He built the first gooseneck horse trailer the Wheeler family owned. He honorably served as a U.S. Navy veteran and was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 54 years, Margaret Wheeler and a daughter, Amanda Louisa Wheeler.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00AM, Friday August 23, 2019 at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home Chapel of Fort Smith. The family will visit with friends following the service.
He is survived by his two daughters, Debbie Humphries and her husband Roy of Paris, AR and Mary Sue Johnson of Hackett, AR; a grandson, Rusty Joe Johnson and his wife Britany of Fort Smith and a great granddaughter, Makenzie Johnson.
Tommy loved the outdoors, elk, deer, and bear hunting, his Kubota side by side, John Deere tractor and brush hogging. He was a horse show, Dandy, 4H, master gardener chauffer for his girls.
Memorials may be made to the DAV, 12912 Tuscany Street, Fort Smith, AR 72916.
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  • Service

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    Ocker Putman Funeral Home
    4500 Jenny Lind
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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    The family will visit with friends following the service.
    Reverend Trent Null
  • Interment

    4500 Jenny Lind Road
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Judy Steele

Posted at 07:16pm
Mary so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our prayers are for you and family during this difficult time. Judy and James Steele

Pam Axelrad Posted at 07:49pm

Mary, We are sorry for your the loss of your dad. Losing a parent is so hard, no matter how long we were blessed to have them in our adult lives. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Pam and Jim Axelrad

Ward & Star Locklear

Posted at 10:13am
Mary Sue and Debbie and Rusty,

We want you know we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. We were so sorry to hear of your Dad.
We have so many memories of you Mom and Dad please cherish all those memories you both have, may our Good Lord
keep his arms around you at this difficult time.
Love Star & Ward.

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