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Lewis "Dean" Wheeler

September 5, 1953 — May 29, 2023

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Lewis "Dean" Wheeler

 

Lewis "Dean" Wheeler, a beloved father, passed away on May 29, 2023 in Longview, TX. He was born on September 5, 1953 in Shreveport, LA to Clarence Byron Wheeler and Naomi Dean Wheeler.

Dean is survived by his son James Matthew "Matt" Wheeler and wife Deanna of Rockwall and daughter Lauren Melissa Cavanaugh of Atlanta.  He was blessed with seven wonderful grandchildren:  Mattox, Gage, Ashten, Dixie, Lilah, Allison and Naomi.  Dean was preceded in death by his parents Clarence "CB" Wheeler and Naomi Wheeler.  His memory will also be cherished by countless friends and colleagues who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Dean was a 1971 graduate of Byrd High School and attended Northeast Louisiana College in Monroe.  He worked for SWEPCO at Welsh Power Plant in Cason, TX, and retired after 20 plus years of service.  He then was employed by Lowe's for ten years and also at McCoy's Building Supply for several years.


In addition to his professional pursuits, Dean enjoyed a wide range of hobbies and interests throughout his life. He was an avid sports fan with the LSU Tigers as his ultimate favorite college team.  He loved riding his Harley-Davidson, fishing and cooking gumbo, red beans and rice, cornbread and catfish for family and friends.  Dean also treasured coaching Matt in youth baseball.  

To celebrate his life and legacy, a visitation will be held from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM on June 10th, 2023 at Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home located at 1782 US-259 in Diana, TX. Interment will be at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport.

Dean always had a positive outlook on life even in challenging times. His kindness towards others was never ending. His wisdom helped shape the lives of numerous people around him. Dean lived a full life dedicated to serving those around him and it is certain that he will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. 

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