April 13, 1948 - October 20, 2014
Funeral services for Barton McDonald “Bart” Wheeler, 66, of Mt. Enterprise, will be held at 9:30 am, Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the chapel of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home with Rev. Marty Grounds officiating. Interment will be at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie at 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 23, 2014 under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Crawford-A Crim Funeral Home. Mr. Wheeler passed away at his home on October 20th. Bart was born April 13, 1948, in Yazoo City, Mississippi. An Eagle Scout and graduate of Grand Prairie High School, Bart served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. A helicopter pilot, he earned the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and was awarded an Air Medal, a Bronze Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and two Purple Hearts. He later served as an officer of the Irving Police Department and was employed by Texas Utilities Mining Company. Bart was a member of Sulphur Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Enterprise. He was preceded in death by his father, Lucian “Bud” Wheeler. Bart is survived by his wife of 47 years, Juanita “Nita” Wheeler; son Jason and wife Kyla, all of Mt. Enterprise; mother Bobbie Jo Wheeler and brothers Marc and Scott Wheeler of Henderson; grandchildren Andy Enloe and Ali Lang and husband David Lang, and great-grandson Gabriel Enloe, all of Dallas, as well as several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Corey Brown, Randy Brown, Chad Brown, Anthony Cantrell, Matt Wheeler, Jerry Gill, Andrew Enloe, and Ed Schmidt. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made in Bart’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675, or to the Sulpher Springs Missionary Baptist Church 17564 CR 3227, Mt Enterprise, Texas 75681.
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