OBITUARY

Christopher Gerald Wheeler

December 8, 1965June 11, 2018

Christopher Gerald “Chris” Wheeler, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at his home in Palmyra Township. He was born December 8, 1965, to parents Raymond and Jacqueline (Kubenik) Wheeler.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Carlyle and Malinda Wheeler and Frank and Rosella Kubenik, as well as his beloved niece Heather Marie Gang.

Chris is survived by his parents Ray and Jackie Wheeler, as well as his only brother Richard “Rich” Wheeler. He is also survived by his loving daughters Carie Lynn Wheeler and Josephine “Josey” Rae Wheeler, and his adored grandson Liam Tran, along with his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Chris was a 1984 graduate of Southeast High School and was employed by the K Company in Akron as a HVAC technician. Chris loved hunting, fishing, playing baseball and football, cooking and grilling, and coaching his daughter’s softball team. Chris was known for his big, loving heart and how he would do anything for anyone. Chris always had a smile and a handshake no matter what he was going through, and had a way of making you feel good when you were with him.

Friends and family will be received Monday, June 25, 2018, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM with a memorial service following at 5:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Palmyra United Methodist Church or the Edinburg United Church. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

Services

25 June

Visitation

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

703 E Main St
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

25 June

Memorial Service

5:00 pm

Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

703 E Main St
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

REMEMBERING

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Mike Stiles

June 18, 2018

Mr and Mrs Wheeler, I am so sorry for your loss. Chris was a great student, a tremendous athlete, but an even better person. He was unfailingly kind to me when I was a kid and never acted like he was doing me a favor. He helped me out a few times when I was lost and confused and needed guidance. I’ve never forgotten that. I always enjoyed the times I would see him working at the high school when I first came back to SE. He always carried himself with such class and I will always admire that. Again, I’m so sorry.

Brenda Delauney

June 17, 2018

Chris I ask why, I want you to know I love you, you made my life complete. we will meet again until that time I love you. God bless. I love you Brenda

Andrea Loebick

June 17, 2018

Sorry about your loss. Knew Chris since school. Stopped every summer to get vegetables from me at my stand and always was friendly and wanted to know how our family was doing. He will be greatly missed.

Paul Roncevich

June 15, 2018

My condolences to the entire Wheeler family. I spent a lot of time around Chris and Rich growing up and am heartbroken for your loss. Praying for his peace in the next life and for your comfort in this difficult time.

Kevin Werschey

June 14, 2018

We may have been busy over the past few years with our busy family lives and not been in touch as much as the first 30 years of our friendship. But if I look back at those years those were some of the best memories I have. I truly believe if I had not met you as a friend I would not be where I’m at today in my life. All the stupid and fun stuff we did. Cook outs, fishing, barn party’s , derby cars , roommates, staying up in your room watching Friday night videos drinking a king case that we would have Rich get for us or the boat ramp by the red caboose. These are just a few memories no way would there be enough paper to write them all. I will miss you forever friend you were my older brother that always had my back. Thank you and the wheeler family for always treating me like I was a part of the family love you man

Vicki Starcher

June 14, 2018

My brother's youngest son, my sis-in-law's baby boy, your brother's partner in crime and life long best friend always, father to your daughters, nephew to me and other aunts and uncles, grandson, cousin to many, and the list goes on, friend, coach, co-worker, etc... My earliest memories are of a tow-head, blue-eyed mischievous boy with a smile that melted your heart. That smile lasted through his whole life. When ever Chris greeted you, his face lit up and you got his big smile, no matter what else may have been going on. Chris always had that mischievous, quick humor and desire to make everyone smile. But his most signature trait was his big, tender heart and his compassion for trying to help others. Our hearts are broken, the loss is great, he leaves us his legacy of his love and compassion, and so many memories - everyone whose life was touched by him have their own. Chris leaves us with his example of caring and making others in his life important. Chris, I never told you enough how much I loved you and respected you. I wish I had spent more time with you, but we all had lives to take care of. You leave us with an empty void and you will missed so very much! There is nothing that can be said or done to lessen the pain of losing you but our family stands by in support and love of each other. The loss is greater for your daughters, parents and brother and we grieve with them.

Lyn Cooper-Reagan

June 14, 2018

I remember Chris as a friendly, well liked young man. I didn’t see much of him but every time I did he had a big smile and warm hello. My heartfelt condolences to Josie and all his family. Godspeed Chris. You were a joy to know.

Robert Lloyd

June 14, 2018

Wheels,
My fondest memories of you are when we played basketball on Saturdays and softball on Sundays. Nobody wanted to drive to the hoop because they knew it was not going to be an easy shot with you in the lane. You were always so kind and really made me feel accepted. I Thank You for that my friend. Thank You for being so kind when i was younger. RIP my friend!

Susan Popovich

June 13, 2018

Chris was one of those special people that you just wanted to be around. Though time had changed the direction of our lives, Chris was one of my favorites as we “grew up” at The K Co and were two of the many born in 1965 turning 30, 40 and 50 all together, having children at the same time and just experiencing the fun that life offered. KCo is a great company because of people like Chris that loved his customers and loved to share his knowledge with the younger techs. He will be sorely missed personally and professionally. God bless his family and give them strength through this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Christopher Gerald “Chris” Wheeler, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at his home in Palmyra Township. He was born December 8, 1965, to parents Raymond and Jacqueline (Kubenik) Wheeler.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Carlyle and Malinda Wheeler and Frank and Rosella Kubenik, as well as his beloved niece Heather Marie Gang.

Chris is survived by his parents Ray and Jackie Wheeler, as well as his only brother Richard “Rich” Wheeler. He is also survived by his loving daughters Carie Lynn Wheeler and Josephine “Josey” Rae Wheeler, and his adored grandson Liam Tran, along with his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Chris was a 1984 graduate of Southeast High School and was employed by the K Company in Akron as a HVAC technician. Chris loved hunting, fishing, playing baseball and football, cooking and grilling, and coaching his daughter’s softball team. Chris was known for his big, loving heart and how he would do anything for anyone. Chris always had a smile and a handshake no matter what he was going through, and had a way of making you feel good when you were with him.

Friends and family will be received Monday, June 25, 2018, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM with a memorial service following at 5:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Palmyra United Methodist Church or the Edinburg United Church. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.