Carl Ulric Wheeler

Carl Ulric Wheeler

Carl Ulric Wheeler, 87, of Huddleston, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born on Monday, Sept. 5, 1932, in Portsmouth, Va., a son of the late Percy A. Wheeler and Ruby Kate Updike Wheeler. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Mathew Wheeler.

He was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad as a welder, and also worked for both Norfolk & Western and the Virginian Railroad. He is believed to have been the last surviving member of the Virginian Railroad, which ended in 1959. He was a member of American Legion Post 141 in Richmond.

He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean conflict. After 3 years of service, he received the Occupation Medal (Japan), United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal w/1 Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Howell Wheeler; his sons, Larry Michael Wheeler & wife Joyce, Talbot Wynn Wheeler & wife Rosario; his grandchildren, Stephen Riley Wheeler, Melody Elisabeth Wheeler, Andrew Gideon Wheeler, Brian Joseph Wheeler, Finn Wheeler, Kevin Michael Wheeler, Amy Roberts & husband Jon, Standish Wynn Wheeler and Schuyler Carl Wheeler.

Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston, Va.

Obituary printed in the News & Advance, Lynchburg, Virginia, June 23, 2020