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Richard Wheeler Obituary

Richard
Richard "Rick" Wheeler

June 30, 1937 - December 11, 2018
Born in Elmhurst, IL
Resided in St. Pete Beach, FL
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Richard "Rick" Wheeler, 81, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Tampa General Hospital. He retired from the Coast Guard as a Captain and continued to own and manage his manufacturing business, O'Malley Valve Co.

He was a graduate of the University of Florida and lettered on the UF Varsity basketball team.

He is survived by his loving wife Shelley; son Richard Jr.; daughter Jennifer; grandchildren, Richard III, Lindsay, Lauren, Nina, Lawrence, and Eva.

A gathering of friends and family will be at Brett Funeral Home in St. Petersburg on Thursday, December 20 from 4-7 PM. A United States Coast Guard Honors Ceremony will take place at 6:00PM.

The family wishes to pay special tribute to Dr. Gerald Rizzo for his care of Rick and in lieu flowers please donate to the National Kidney Foundation.

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Gathering of Family & Friends
Brett Funeral Home
4810 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL USA 33711
Thursday, December 20, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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