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Howard G. Wheatcroft, CMSgt Ret., Taylor Co., KY (1920-2014)

He was a native of Edmonton, Alberta, CA, and moved with his parents by covered wagon, at age two, to Montana. He enlisted in the US Navy just a few days before Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. He served on the USS Maryland and USS Gwinn during during WWII in the Pacific and participated in many of the major beach landings. He was also present at the signing of the surrender of Japan. He separated from the Navy in December 1945 and this was the same month that he married his sweetheart, Eula Grace Williams of Campbellsville, Kentucky, in 1947, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corp which soon became the US Air Force. Howard had a very distinguished career in the USAF reaching the rank of CMSgt, Highest enlisted rank in the United States Air Force. During his Air Force enlistment, he and his family lived in several foreign countries and throughout the United States. He was retired from the USAF in 1969 after 27 years of service to the country. After retirement he moved ot Campbellsville where he was the H&R Block representative and was later district manager in Danville. He was very active in his church and was a very Godly gentleman.
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Howard G. Wheatcroft, 94, passed away peacefully January 27, 2014. Funeral services for Mr. Howard Wheatcroft will be held at 10amCT/11amET, Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with burial in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. 700 Old US 68, with full military honors by the Marion County DAV Honor Guard. The family requests visitation 1pm-4pmCT/2pm-5pmET, Sunday, February 2, 2014, at the Chapel of the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.


Howard G. Wheatcroft, Taylor Co., KY (1920-2014)


He was born April 27, 1920, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and moved with his parents to Montana by covered wagon at the age of two. He was the son of the late John and Mary Wheatcroft. He died January 27, 2014, at the age of 94 years, 9 months.

Howard enlisted in the US Navy just a few days before Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. He served on the USS Maryland and USS Gwinn during during WWII in the Pacific and participated in many of the major beach landings. He was also present at the signing of the surrender of Japan. He separated from the Navy in December 1945 and this was the same month that he married his sweetheart, Eula Grace Williams of Campbellsville, Kentucky, in 1947, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corp which soon became the US Air Force. Howard had a very distinguished career in the USAF reaching the rank of CMSgt, Highest enlisted rank in the United States Air Force. During his Air Force enlistment, he and his family lived in several foreign countries and throughout the United States. He was retired from the USAF in 1969 after 27 years of service to the country.

At retirement, Howard moved his family to Campbellsville, Kentucky, where he started his tax and bookkeeping business and soon opened a H&R Block Tax service. He soon became a district manager with H&R Block which him to Danville, Kentucky. He retired from Block in 1977. He was very active in his church and was a very Godly gentleman.

Howard was predeceased by his wife, Eula and daughter, Sandi Bergman.

He is survived by the following:
  • His son: Alan Wheatcroft and Alan's wife Suzie of Bessemer, Alabama, who he lived with for the final decade of his life

  • Grandchildren: Alicia Hassman of Westfield Center, Ohio; Amy Snyder of Holly Springs, North Carolina; Daniel Wheatcroft of Tucson, Arizonia; Bob Pruett of Tucson; Tara Sheilds of Palmdale, California; and Andrew Bryant of Phoenix, Arizona

  • And six great-grandchildren
Expression of sympathy can be in the form of Gideon Bibles and can be made at the funeral Home.

Send a condolence to the family of Howard G. Wheatcroft

The Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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