Obituaries — 3/3/14
Glen V. Wheeler, 88, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014. Glen was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Vincennes, Ind., son of the late James and Elsie Wheeler. He is also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Evelyn Ruth Grove and eight siblings.
Glen was the former minister of Central Christian Church, Ironton, and it was during his ministry the church at Seventh and Ellison streets was constructed. Glen was a member of Worthington Christian Church, Worthington. He had ministries in Morristown and Harriman, Tenn., West Frankfort, Ill., and Ironton and Columbus.
He served as president of The Restoration House Stewardship Ministry, executive director of the Ohio Church Development Fund and Chaplain at Worthington Christian Village for 12 years. Glen was also a member of several professional organizations.
Among his many recognitions and honors, Johnson University conferred an honorary doctorate degree for his 20 years of service as a trustee, recognized by the North American Christian Convention and National Missionary Conventions for his lifelong ministry by naming him an Honored Servant of God.
Glen was also inducted into three senior halls of fame including the Ohio Senior Hall of Fame in 2001. He was a member of the National Speakers Association and the Ohio Speakers Forum. His inspirational tribute to his wife, “Hold Onto Your Fork,” has been widely used. In addition, Glen also authored eight books and two computer disks.
Glen was very active in community events while here in Ironton. He was recognized as the Citizen of the Year, and Ironton Ironmaster, by the Memorial Day Parade Committee, the Lions Club, the KYOWVA Evangelistic Association, and the mayor on behalf of the city when the Christian Church honored Glen and his family with a special weekend to say “thanks” for his many years of ministry.
Glen’s wife Evelyn was the first person in the Tri-State to have an artificial heart valve implanted. Her faith, her laughter, her enthusiasm and her willingness to speak to any group about her experiences encouraged many to face life’s difficult decisions with faith and joy.
He passionately loved the Lord and the work of the ministry. He adored his wife, loved his family and was known for his sense of humor. In 2013 he observed 69 years of his ordained ministry.
He will be greatly missed by his family, Judie Fugitt, David (Cathy) and Dennis (Sharon) Wheeler; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Alice (Coleman) Archer; and many other extended family members and dear friends.
Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Central Christian Church, Ironton, where funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with Dr. Phil LeMaster officiating. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery, Ironton.
Memorial gifts are preferred to Glen V. & Evelyn R. Wheeler Scholarship Fund Johnson University, 7900 Johnson Dr., Knoxville, TN 37998; Memorial Fund Central Christian Church, 1541 N. 7th St., Ironton, Ohio 45638; or to the Residence Benevolence Fund, c/o Worthington Christian Village, 165 Highbluffs Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235.
To offer condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Joseph Singer Jr.
Joseph Theron Singer Jr., 56, of Proctorville, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at home. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Proffitt Singer. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Rome Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.
Irvin Franklin Walker, 56, of Proctorville, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at home. A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.
Roseann “Cookie” Green, 64, of Barboursville, W.Va., died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at home. There will be no services. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.
Leona Boggs, 82, of Chesapeake, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville.
Homer Mays, 86, of Chesapeake, died Saturday, March 2, 2014, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation, Wilmington, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville.