Virginia Rhea Wheeler

Born in Lebanon, TN on May 26, 1937

Departed on October 15, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mrs. Virginia Rhea Crawford Wheeler age 83, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Mrs. Wheeler was born in Lebanon, TN, on May 26, 1937, the daughter of the late Dexter Crawford and Ella Potts Crawford. She enjoyed making baskets, ceramics, rugs, curtains, knitting, and was very talented with many other crafts. Mrs. Wheeler took a class at Vol State in decorating cakes. She was a member of the Shooting Stars Square Dancing where she enjoyed dancing with her husband. Mrs. Wheeler loved going to their cabin at Center Hill Lake, water skiing, fishing, camping, traveling, and yard sales. She will be remembered most for loving her family.

Survivors include her husband, Claudie Clay Wheeler, Sr; children, Claudie Clay Wheeler, Jr. (Krystal) and Vicki Joe Harmon; grandchildren, Constance Nicole Wheeler, Claudie Clay Wheeler, III (Iffy), Shawn Paul Thomas, Mindee Joe Harmon, and Erin Michelle Harmon; great-grandchildren, Sarah Savannah Thomas, Rebecca Riley Thomas, Dylan Charles Lynn and Kaya Tiana Harmon; and three sisters, Mildred Phillips, Evelyn Steakley (Don), and Betsey Kirby (Joe). Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside and interment services will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 2:00 P.M., Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until the service hour at the graveside.

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3 Comments to Virginia Rhea Wheeler

  1. Wanda Dawson
    October 16, 2020 11:58 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mimi was a beautiful and kind Lady.
    To Claudie, Krystal,Dakota,Crystan .May God wrap his Loving Arms around you Especially Claudie Sr.

  2. Lee Ann Sisk
    October 23, 2020 5:33 pm

    Mr.Wheeler , Vicki , and Claudie,
    So sorry to hear about your wife and mom. I have fond memories of her. My God comfort you during this time. My prayers are with you.
    Lee Ann (Staley) Sisk

  3. Ed Staley
    October 26, 2020 10:42 am

    Mr. Wheeler, Vicki, and Claudie,
    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife & mom. She was such a wonderful,sweet lady. We had a special neighborhood to grow up in. I’m sorry that I could not express my sorrow in person. I offer up prayers of comfort for you and your families

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