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In Loving Memory of John William Wheeler II


John William Wheeler II

October 14, 1949 - May 31, 2024

John, more commonly known as "Johnny" to family and friends. Johnny was born in Phoenix, Arizona to the late John William Wheeler, Sr. and Miriam Ashley Wheeler. Johnny's father served in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Lawton which prompted the family's relocation to Seattle, John grew up in the Central Area. He attended Madrona Elementary, Meany Junior High, and Garfield High Schools. John was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where he sang with the Youth Choir as a designated lead soloist. 

Throughout the stages of Johnny's life, his numerous attributes blossomed. He played softball as a "star" pitcher with the Local 242 Jets. He was also a talented musician and dance choreographer which he showcased at school talent shows and community events. As an adult, Johnny's creativity led him to write prose poetry. His creations notably were quite profound and entertaining. Johnny was often asked to perform and recite his creative works at special gatherings.  

Johnny's talents, coupled with his kind and thoughtful demeanor will be deeply missed by those who loved and admired him.


Johnny is survived by his sons John Wheeler and Jeron Wheeler; brothers Joseph Wheeler and James Wheeler; sisters Deanna (Wheeler) Hampton and Sheilah (Wheeler) Tucker; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Johnny was preceded in death by his sister Deborah A. Wheeler and his parents.

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