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Spurgeon “Leon” Wheeler, 73, of Gaston, passed away Friday, June 23, 2023, in Liberty Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. 

Mr. Wheeler was born on December 18, 1949, in Roanoke Rapids; the son of the late Illma Britton and Jessie Paul Wheeler.   He was also preceded in death by his three sisters:  Paula Dickerson, Ruby Amos, and Muriel Willis. 

Mr. Wheeler was retired from the Town of Gaston, and he was a member of Gaston First Baptist Church. 

Surviving include several nieces and nephews and other extended family members.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at Hockaday Funeral & Cremation Service with Rev. Tim Andrews officiating.  

Friends may sign the online register by visiting www.hockadayfs.com   

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Home Health and Hospice, 93 NC-125, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.   

Hockaday Funeral & Cremation Service is serving the Wheeler family.