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Gerald Woodrow Wheetley, 89

Gerald Woodrow Wheetley, age 89, of Cabot passed away on October 20, 2017 in Conway, Arkansas.  He was born on August 5, 1928 in Cabot, Arkansas to Elmer Franklin and Bevie Wheetley.

He proudly served in the United States Army and in the United States Marines.  Gerald loved being outside deer hunting, turkey hunting and fishing.  He had a passion for rebuilding antique cars and loved to work. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife Neoma Wheetley Bedwell; his second wife Imogene Wheeley Gentry; a son Jerry Wheetley; a sister Ruby; step-sister Cathlene; four brothers Forrest, Doyle, Elmer and James.

Gerald is survived by his loving and devoted wife Frances McFarlane; his daughters Linda Strode, Martha (Alan) Wheeler, Vivan Cadwallader and Jennie Smallwood; his sons Larry (Ethel) Wheetley, Victor (Angela) Wheetley; daughter-in-law Jean Wheetley;.  He leaves behind his 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

A funeral will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas, with a full military honor service at Sumner Cemetery, Cabot, Arkansas, following the service.



  • Tori Collins Posted October 20, 2017 10:28 PM

    Sorry for y’all lost yet day

  • Rita Pipkin Posted October 20, 2017 10:46 PM

    Guy, myself, and Preston are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that all of you will be in our prayers

  • Phillip Isaac Posted October 20, 2017 11:39 PM

    May the Lord Comfort and Bless You and your family Larry. So Sorry for your loss.

  • Alesia Smith Posted October 21, 2017 12:38 AM

    My prayers are wth all of you and you were truly blessed to have your father here with you for so many precious years! May God give all of you comfort.

  • Clarence Miller Posted October 21, 2017 10:35 AM

    Will always remember him opening his home and heart to us kids from Michigan every summer when we were young. Our love to all during this sad time.

  • Debbie Davis Murray Posted October 21, 2017 10:55 AM

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Cindy Johnson Posted October 22, 2017 1:45 PM

    So sorry my dear friend for the loss of your dad. You and all the family are in my heart and prayers

  • Fredia Boyd Goforth & Teressa Goforth Robinson Posted October 22, 2017 4:17 PM

    Our hearts go out to the family. So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sylvia Smith Posted October 22, 2017 5:51 PM

    Thinking of you at this time. I’ve very glad to have know Gerald as a friend. Prayers to you all

  • Larry Duncan Posted October 22, 2017 6:36 PM

    So sorry for your lost. Peace & Love

  • Susie Murphy Brooks Posted October 24, 2017 12:36 PM

    Many prayers for All of the family

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