Reverend H. Van Wheeler

06/25/1926 - 10/17/2018


Reverend H. Van Wheeler, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, died Wednesday October 17, 2018. Reverend Wheeler Served as minister of Sanford Memorial Church, Director of Missions for the Concord Baptist Association, was a World War II Navy veteran and a resident of South Hill for the past 40 years. Van was from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, was a graduate of Baylor University and earned a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Theological Seminary. He devoted his life to serving his Lord and helping his fellow man. He inherently found the good in everyone he met and was known to invite strangers to Sunday dinner. He was the widower of Mary Spaugh Wheeler. Reverend Wheeler is survived by his son, Frank Wheeler and his wife Christine of Lafayette, California; his daughter, Cheryl Wheeler of South Hill; his four grandchildren: Hunter Wheeler, Jackson Wheeler, Charlie Wheeler and Grace Wheeler; his two brothers: Myron Wheeler of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Alton Wheeler of Tarrant, Alabama and his two sisters: Katie Wheeless of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Elouise Shuford of Lake Wylie, South Carolina. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday morning October 27th at 11:00 AM in Sanford Memorial Baptist Church with interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends starting at 10:00 AM until service time in the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sanford Memorial Church at P.O. Box 361, Brodnax, VA 23920. Online condolences may be sent through Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Wheeler family.

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  1. Condolences from Class of ‘81

    Frank, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. Reverend Wheeler has the respect of this community. In years past, I have seen him many times while visiting with the sick at the hospital. I know you will carry good memories of him (and your Mother) in your heart. I wish you and your Family the best.

    Sandra Clark Pearce



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