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Obituary Charles S. (Steve) Wheeler, 55, Adair Co., KY

He was a popular, highly regarded Columbia personality. He is remembered for his wit, his warmth, and his comedic performances. He was a member of Columbia First Church of the Nazarene and attended Union Baptist Church. He was a retired dispatcher for the Kentucky State Police and is remembered by his many students who learned to play the guitar through his instruction

Charles Stephen "Steve" Wheeler, 55, of Columbia, died Friday, November 5, 2010 at 2 a.m. at the Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, KY.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 11amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Don Emerson officiating. Burial in Union Cemetery in Russell Co. KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Monday, November 8, 2010, at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers: Larry Dudley, Alan Reed, Mark Hale, Chris Bennett, Tim Bradshaw, and Mitch Melson.

Charles Stephen "Steve" Wheeler, Adair Co., KY (1955-2010)

He was the son of the late Charlie and Mary Cape Wheeler. He was born August 5, 1955. He died Friday, November 5, in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at the age of 55 years, 3 months.

He was a member of Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, and attended Union Baptist Church. He was a retired Dispatcher for the Kentucky State Police and gave guitar lessons for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Gaskin Wheeler, Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Two daughters: Farrah and her husband Kenneth Wood of Richmond, KY; and Samantha Wheeler of Columbia, KY

  • Two half-sisters: Camilla Moore and Linda Frale both of Wisconsin
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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