Jerry Don Wheeler

Jerry Don Wheeler
Jerry Don Wheeler

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.

32 Replies to “Jerry Don Wheeler”

  1. Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about Jerry. I so enjoyed working for him and knowing you! Many hugs and prayers to you and your family at this time! Brenda Peoples

  2. Sandy, Michelle and Darren, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. God is gathering quite a crew in Heaven. We know they will all be there to greet us when we arrive.

  3. We have such great memories of Jerry & Sandy. Spent many great times at Lake Tanglewood looking at the stars, playing poker on the boat and just enjoying life.
    I’m sure Gene greeted Jerry and they are looking for a spot to play a game of poker‼️‼️‼️

    Love you Sandy 💝💝
    Carole Boyer

  4. Sandy, so sorry to learn about Jerry.We all will miss Him and His strong beliefs. Will miss our good times at the AHS reunions. Keep your chin up and stay strong. I know that is what He would want to do. Bless all your family.

  5. My deepest condolences to Sandy and Family. He was a great friend and coworker. I can still hear his laugh. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Jerry was a life long faithful friend. We will treasure the many nights and days of fun and fellowship we enjoyed with he and Sandy. Our hearts are grateful to know he is dancing with Jesus and making a new timepiece for his Lord! We love you all.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Jerry passing away. I had the pleasure of talking and dealing with Jerry for about 20 years in the underground utility business. He was a sweet man, and so calm in his voice. I was his inside sales rep, and even though we never met face to face, he was such a blessing to know and work with; I really missed him when he retired. My prayers are with the family.
    M&H Valve Company, Anniston, AL

  8. So sorry for your loss, I met Jerry when I went to work for Morrison Supply!! He was a great man!! My little girl absolutely loved him!!! Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you!! I’ll see you again Jerry!!!!

  9. The wheeler family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, Jerry will always be a big part of my life, he always invited me into his home and made me feel apart of the family. He will forever be missed and have a spot in my heart.

  10. Darren,

    2020 has been a rough year for everyone and has hit close to home for too many. My heart goes out to your family during this difficult time.

    I read Jerry’s obituary and you were lucky to have such a great man as your father. Your family will be in my prayers.

    John

  11. Darren & Chloe,

    The T&W Operations family extends our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this time of loss.

  12. Darren – I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. It sounds like he was a wonderful person and I know you will greatly miss him. Just remember all the good times. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Tammy Baswell

  13. Jerry and I got off to a rocky start but after we got to know each other, we really hit it off. I think a lot of Jerry and he will be greatly missed. He is a huge part for making the underground utility business great in the region.
    Jim Meroney
    Willow Park Tx

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