Tim “Rock” WheelesPublished 10:10am Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Funeral service for Mr. Tim “Rock” Wheeles, 53, of Alexander City, will be Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at Sixth Street Baptist Church. He will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Rev. Jerry Wheeles, Rev. Wayne Cowhick, and Mrs. Joyful Walters will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Monday, Sept. 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home.
Mr. Wheeles passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Russell Medical Center. He was born on January 9, 1959 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama to Terrell Wheeles and Barbara Jean Cooley Wheeles. He attended Sixth Street Baptist Church. Mr. Wheeles graduated from BRHS, Alabama Fire College, and the National Fire Academy and served the community for 31 years as a Firefighter. He was a member of the BASS Club and Ourtown/ Willow Point Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing golf, his dogs, and was a great cook and avid Alabama football fan. Mr. Wheeles also loved traveling to the beach and the mountains. Mr. Wheeles was loved by his friends and family and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Joan Martin Wheeles of Alexander City; daughter, Lindsey Kate Wheeles of Madison; son, Martin “Chad” Wheeles of Madison; father, Terrell Wheeles (Patricia) of Ourtown; grandmother, Katie Belle Wheeles of Cragford; sister, Jeanna Brewer (Jeff) of Alexander City; nieces, Joyful Walters (Josh) of Tallahassee, FL, Jolie Blythe of Alexander City, and Emma Hanna and Allison Hanna both of Birmingham; nephews, Justin Johns of Alexander City, Justin Mullinax (Allison) of Albertville, Evan Mullinax of Guntersville, and Dakota Blythe, Tyler Brewer, and Spencer Brewer all of Alexander City; great nieces, Addie Kate Mullinax and Ellie Mullinax both of Albertville and Julia Belle Walters of Tallahassee, FL; mother-in-law, Vivian Martin of Albertville; sister-in-law, Sharon Mullinax (Paul) of Guntersville; step-sister, Ronda Blythe (Derrick) of Alexander City; and step-brother, Kevin Hanna (Julianne) of Birmingham.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Jean Cooley Wheeles; brother, Brian Lee Wheeles; grandparents, Wilma Pender, Rev. Elmer Wheeles, and Fred Cooley; and father-in-law, J. T. Martin.
The family will accept flowers or memorial contributions may be given to the Sixth Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 2324 Sixth Street Ext., Alexander City, AL 35010.
Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.
Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.