Larry Eugene “Butch” Wheaton, age 70, of Niota, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at his residence.
A native of the Bath New York and longtime resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Herman John and Myrtle Mary Nichols Wheaton. He was preceded in death by sisters Amelia Clark, Clara Buterbaugh, Audrey Potter and Dolley Travis, bothers John, Stacy, Douglas and Frank Wheaton.
Larry attended West End Baptist Church and was formerly employed at Vulcan Materials as a stone hauler.
Survivors include his wife Margaret Michelle Jenkins Wheaton;
Daughters Bethann Lanham of Louisville, Ky, and Heather Millsaps of Harriman, and Step Daughter Tiffany Millsaps of Rockwood;
Son Buddy Jenkins of New York;
Sisters Rita Mosher and husband Gary of Decatur, and Linda Foster of Newark, NY;
Several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 PM Saturday, February 6 at Ziegler Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be at 7 PM Saturday, February 6 in the Chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home.
Burial will at 2 PM, Sunday at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Jones Jr., Luke Jones, Adam Jones Sr., Jeff Mosher, Gary Mosher, Adam Jones Jr., and Frank Wheaton.
If you are unable to attend the visitation or funeral service, you are encouraged to sign the online registry at: www.zieglerfuneralhome.com
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Larry Eugene “Butch” Wheaton.
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