Bill P. Wheeldon

March 17, 1946February 24, 2018
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William “Bill” Patrick Wheeldon, 71, was born on March 17th, 1946 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He passed away on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, peacefully at home.

Bill graduated from Landry High School and attended McNeese State University. He served in the Army during the Vietnam era. He worked for Southwestern Bell for 24 years and for 5 years at the Hampton/ Brookdale senior living where his main job was the driver, but he wore many different hats. He was known as the singing driver.

Papaw loved to sing and even started a small karaoke business, where he performed for the residents throughout the different Brookdale communities in the Houston area and even loved to entertain at home for his family and neighborhood on his time off. Bill was survived by his wife of 37 years, Betty. Sister Eileen Wheeldon Eisner and her husband Roger, sister-in-law Deanne Wheeldon. Children: Erin Ackerman, Daniel Adams, and his wife Kristen, Ian Ackerman, Courtney Neal and her husband Chris, and Stephanie Wheeldon. Grandchildren: Morgan and Ryleigh Adams, Olivia and Hannah Neal and Andrew Ackerman and numerous friends and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents Eda and Albert “Snooks” Wheeldon, and brother Albert “Bert” Wheeldon.

He’ll always be remembered as loving, kind, caring husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed dearly.

In lieu of flowers, we ask you to please donate to a charity of your choice, in Bill’s name.


  • Celebration Of Life Gathering Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bill P. Wheeldon

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David Hamby

February 28, 2018

We are so sorry about your losing Bill. We were grateful we got the time with y'all during our visit to Houston last week. Bill will be missed but will be in your hearts and minds forever. Big hugs and don't forget we love you.

David and Linda Hamby

Rob Longmire

February 26, 2018

Betty, I wish I was there right now to give you a hug. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you, Rob

Carol Moriarty-Shelley

February 26, 2018

To Betty and Eileen and all "The Kids"

The world has truly lost one of the good guys. We are all better for having known and loved him. Hopefully, you can find some measure of comfort there.

Pete / Terry Adams

February 26, 2018

Betty and Family,
We send our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

February 26, 2018

Betty and Family,
We so understand the emptiness felt due to the love we all have for Bill and you. Eternal rest grant unto Bill, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him...May he rest in peace. Amen.
All our love,
Vernon,Chrissy,Emily,and Abby Hegwood

Jim & LeAnne (Wilson) Rigsby

February 26, 2018

Betty and family,
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you during this time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you!

Linda Roussell Fowler

February 26, 2018

Betty, I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I will remember him fondly, and am thinking about you and the kids. Love you.

Chris Verret

February 26, 2018

Eileen and family - My deepest condolences. Bill and I were friends since growing up together in the same neighborhood and attending school. Although we weren't in touch for the last several decades, I share your loss.

sandy mikesell hamilton

February 25, 2018

betty ,
I am so sorry to learn of your husband's death.
try to remember the good times with him.

sandy mikesell

Tracy Ahrens

February 25, 2018

Elvis has left the building. Billa delicious mix of humor, sarcasm, and a big heart. Chloe is lifting up a glass of gin for her Jack. May our merry prankster's spirit continue to shine on in the lives of his sweetheart Betty and oh-so-loved family. Much love and light to you all.