OBITUARY

John Cody Wheeler

April 24, 1956May 8, 2019
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John Cody Wheeler, 63, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Kearneysville, WV after a brave battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Tammi (Geoffroy) Wheeler; his two sons, Jacob Wheeler (Kristen) of Berryville, VA and Corey Wheeler of Charles Town, WV; and by his grandson, Christian Alldredge of Evansville, IN. He is also survived by his mother Frances Wheeler of Falls Church, VA, and four siblings: Barbara Furr (Floyd) of Nokesville, VA, James Wheeler (Linda) of Falls Church, VA, Michael Wheeler (Patti) of Winchester, VA, Catherine Sprinkle of Falls Church, VA, four nieces, five nephews, six great-nieces and three great-nephews. John is preceded in death, by his father, James F. Wheeler. Born on April 24, 1956, in Washington, D.C. to Frances V. and James F. Wheeler, John, lovingly referred to as “Papa Wheels”, was raised in Falls Church, VA with his two sisters and two brothers where they all attended George C. Marshall High School. John married his high school sweetheart, Tammi, in 1975. They raised two boys, Jacob and Corey in Falls Church and Sterling, VA. John worked as an Underground Lineman with Virginia Power (now Dominion Energy) for 35 years until his retirement. Throughout his life and career, he was a friend and mentor to many. In his spare time, John loved to spend time with his family, hunt, fish, and cook. Some of John’s favorite places to visit were Missouri to visit family and Shulin Lake, Alaska to spend time with friends. He was a generous man with his time and culinary skills. His contest winning chili, wings, Reubens, ham and beans, sausage and gravy, and pork and sauerkraut are just a few of his most requested dishes. Always thinking of others, John enjoyed bringing food or vegetables from his garden to friends, or just stopping by to check in and chat. Visitation will be open from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13th at National Memorial Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042. A Celebration of John’s Life Service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14th, also at National Memorial Funeral Home. The burial will immediately follow the service at National Memorial Park. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to The Children’s Inn at NIH, 7 West Dr, Bethesda, MD, 20814; or to the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Robert Snider

May 13, 2019

My brother David & I grew up with the Wheeler family and remember how helpful John always was. I fondly recall John helping us rebuild an engine out of my brothers Cutlass in his basement. RIP John, may God lift you up and comfort his family.

Karl Lambert

May 12, 2019

John was one of the few people in my life that I knew I could call for help any day or time and he would be there. I’ll cherish the memories of going hunting with him and going to cookouts at the house with him, Tammi, Jake and Corey. The man could create a feast on any fire including his fireplace!

Barbie Kinsey

May 11, 2019

John you were such a large part and influential person in my life as a young girl. I will always remember your kindness , jovial laugh, and friendship. May god hold you in the palm of his hand. Barbie

Jim Fuller

May 10, 2019

Didn't know you well John, we met under unusual circumstances but you clearly raised a great family, much respect sir RIP, prayers for the family.

Debbie (Martin) Powell

May 10, 2019

I've known Johns since he was about 8 or 9 years old even though I haven't seen him for years he still looks like John and very sorry for the rest of the family know our family is thinking of you and we love you

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