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Dean Wheeler

September 1, 1939 - July 23, 2015

Dean Harold Wheeler, 75, of Hendersonville passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Elizabeth House. Born on September 1, 1939 in Yancey County, NC, he was a son of the late Sam W. Wheeler and Maphra L. Miller Wheeler. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Norma F. Owenby.

Dean graduated from Bee Log High School in 1957 and was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. He retired after 32 years of service from Southern & Norfolk Southern Railroad as a conductor.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sandra M. Blythe; son, Phillip D. Burleson; grandsons, Tyler and Aaron; and several nieces and a nephew.

No services are planned at this time.

The family would like to thank the staff of Mission Health and the Elizabeth House for their professional and compassionate care shown to Dean.

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