Jerry Don Wheeler, age 82, of Amarillo, TX passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
Jerry and his wife were lifelong members of Hillside Christian Church and memorial services will be held long away from a date in which the Coronavirus dominates.
An exemplary Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather, Jerry was also successful in business, where his success was defined by the close and genuine friendships he built. His considerable ability in supporting and loving his family was steadfast and self-evident to all who knew him. He was ever-generous with his family, church, and friends, and set an example of service for all who knew him. During one of the busiest times in his life, and for more than a decade, he served on and then led the Board of Elders for Paramount Terrace Christian Church (now Hillside), where he left an indelible mark on its trajectory and future. Jerry also had a wit that filled his friends and family with laughter and sometimes filled his wife with horror. He was an enthusiastic snacker and could most frequently be found in the pantry. If not in the pantry, he could be easily found by following the resulting trail of popcorn, crackers or candy that would inevitably appear. He exemplified the words in Micah 6:8 “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Clorine.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; his sister, Beth; son, Darren; daughter Michelle; five grandchildren – Alyssa, Rustin, Chloe, Riley and Rayden; two great-grandchildren, Strattin and Kynlee; and a nephew, Mason.
In lieu of flowers or other gifts, the family requests donations are made in Jerry’s name to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.