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Mr. James Bonaventure Wheeler Jr.

August 02, 2017

Versailles, Kentucky

James B. Wheeler, 76, of Versailles, Kentucky, died on 2 August 2017.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, he attended Saint Augustine High School, was a member of Civil Air Patrol, and joined the US Air Force after graduating high school. He then worked for IBM, initially repairing equipment and later developing advanced programming languages.  He retired from IBM in 1989.  He loved science, especially mathematics, physics, aviation, navigation, and astronomy.  He built an amazing telescope and treated all interested to viewings of the night sky.  He was a private pilot and enjoyed flying and sailing, as well as music.  He was also an excellent cook and treated friends and family to wonderful meals frequently.  Survivors include his wife, Mary; daughter Mary Ellen Wheeler, Lexington, KY; daughter Brenda Williams (Dan), WI; son Brian James, Georgia; son Matthew Lawrence, Georgetown, KY.  Grandchildren are Raymond James Boyd, PA; Austin James Wheeler, KY; Dillon Wheeler, KY; Quincy Wheeler Williams, WI.  Great grandchildren include Kaleb Boyd, Riley Boyd and Addison Boyd, KY. Jim was predeceased by his brother Larry Wheeler and his sister Therese Alonso.  
 

 

Funeral Information

Friends and family will gather on Sunday, August 6 at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles from 2 to 5 PM.  Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 7, at 10 am at St. Leo RC Church in Versailles, followed by a light lunch.  

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Leo Church, 295 Huntertown Road, Versailles, KY 40383, or to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Bluegrass Airport, 4029 Airport Road, Lexington, KY, 40510.

Mr.  James Bonaventure Wheeler Jr.

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