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Larry Moore Wheeler
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Obituary for Larry Moore Wheeler

Sgt. 1st Class Larry Moore Wheeler (Ret.), age 76, of Acworth, GA, passed away on October 20, 2017, as a result of injuries received during his service with the United States Army in Viet Nam, where he was heavily exposed to Agent Orange. Sgt. Wheeler was born on December 21, 1940, in Chattanooga, TN. He served in the United States Army for 23 years, including three tours of duty in Viet Nam as a demolitions expert, as well as Alaska, Germany, Panama, and numerous bases in the U.S.

Sgt. Wheeler was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Beatrice Rooks Sowell, and a sister, Shirley Ann Wheeler.

He is survived by his sister, Sonya M. Sowell of the home; his step-brother, Robert Sowell and wife Anita of Cochranton, PA; a niece, Kate Culpepper, of the home; nephews Charles Culpepper of Allentown , PA, and Timothy and Jacob Cohen of Columbus Ohio; his Aunt, Virginia Ferrell and husband Robert of Chattanooga, TN; and several cousins.

Larry was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also won numerous championships in pool, darts, bowling, and baseball. Larry was known for his generous nature to friends and family, and especially for his love of dogs.

A private memorial service with military honors will take place at Flat Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in LaFayette, KY, where Sgt. Wheeler will be interred alongside his parents and sister.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Sgt. Wheeler’s memory to one of the following charities: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust, www.dav.org, or Puppies Behind Bars, www.PuppiesBehindBars.com.


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