Thomas Wheeley

Obituary of Thomas Wheeley

Mr. Thomas Vernon Wheeley, II, 51, died Monday, July 2, 2018.  He was a native of Hillsborough and attended the Orange County Schools and the Alamance County Schools.  At the age of 17 he began his career in construction.  He was a hard worker and enjoyed working with wood and making things.  

Thomas enjoyed fishing, doing cowboy re-enactments, and cherished spending time with his family especially his children and grandchildren.  They always brought a smile to his face.  He had a love for playing guitars with his family and friends.

Surviving are his daughter, Amanda Alease Wheeley; sons, Julian Thomas Wheeley (Maddy) and Travis Alton Wheeley; grandson, Reece Joseph Wheeley; granddaughter, Aubrey Lynn Roberts; sister, Teresa Roberts (David); nieces, nephew, four aunts, one uncle, and former wife, Vickie Gault Wheeley. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas V. Wheeley, Sr. and Patricia Kolz and sister, Deborah Riley.

A memorial service was held 2 PM Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Walker's Funeral Home Chapel in Hillsborough, officiaited by Pastor Sue Eldon.   A private burial will be held later. 

Walker's Funeral Home of Hillsborough is assisting the Wheeley family.

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