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Douglas Robert Wheaton, Jr.

October 30, 1959 ~ April 10, 2022 (age 62)

Obituary

Douglas ‘Doug’ Robert Wheaton Jr., age 62 of Riceville, was swept away by the Grace of God on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at UT Medical Center in Knoxville.

Doug was a native of Buffalo, NY and a resident of McMinn County for over 50 years.  He was the son of the late Douglas Robert Wheaton Sr. and Helen Marie Wunder Wheaton.  He is also preceded by father-in-law and mother-in-law James and Carrie Thompson Lankford.

Doug was employed by the McMinn County Board of Education as a bus driver and was also employed as a waste water operator.

His love for his wife and children was unwavering.

Doug is survived by the love of his life Tina Darlene Lankford Wheaton;

Daughter Wendy Harrison (Charles) of Riceville;

Son Douglas Robert Wheaton III of Riceville;

Granddaughters Brianna and Hopelyn Wheaton;

Grandsons James and Tyler Harrison;

Sisters Audrey (Bill) Davis of Decatur, Tracy (Bob) Roberts of Athens, and Tammy (Randy) Willis of Niota;

Brother Frank Wheaton of Niota;

Several Nieces and Nephews;

Special friend Tony Lankford whom was like a brother;

Loving family of In-Laws;

Special Daughter-In-Law Brandi Wheaton;

Fur babies Sassy and Snuggles Wheaton.

Funeral Services will be at 2 PM Wednesday April 13, 2022 at Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Brown officiating.  Interment will follow at Eastanallee Cemetery.

Nephews and Brother-In-Laws will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 12 PM – 2 PM on Wednesday at Ziegler Funeral Home.

If you cannot attend the visitation or funeral service, you can sign the online guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Douglas ‘Doug’ Robert Wheaton Jr.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 13, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
ZIEGLER FUNERAL HOME
521 W MADISON AVE
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Funeral Service
Wednesday
April 13, 2022

2:00 PM
ZIEGLER FUNERAL HOME
521 W MADISON AVE
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Interment
Wednesday
April 13, 2022

3:00 PM
EASTANALLEE CEMETERY
482 COUNTY ROAD 725
RICEVILLE, TN 37370

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