Johnny Loyd Wheeler, 73, of Creswell, Oregon, passed away peacefully with family by his side at his sister and brother-in-laws home in Creswell, Wednesday, December 26, 2018.
Johnny was born on August 24, 1945 in Cottage Grove, Oregon, to Ernest and Henrietta Wheeler who preceded him in death.
Johnny married LaVerne Larson April 14, 1967, who preceded him in death on October 30, 2006.
Johnny was a proud Veteran serving in the US Air Force from 1963 to 1967. Upon leaving the Air Force he worked for Weyerhaeuser in Cottage Grove as a Log Truck Driver. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He enjoyed spending his retirement in Eastern Oregon and Coos Bay, Oregon. He loved telling stories and was very good at it.
He is survived by his sister, Geraldine Thayer and brother-in-law, Darrell Thayer, of Creswell and brother, Larry Wheeler, and sister-in-law, Diana Wheeler, of Bend, 3 nieces and 1 nephew and was preceded in death by 1 niece and 1 nephew.
There will be a private family inurnment.