Obituary- Larry Wheelon

May 16th, 2022 | By | Category: News, Obituaries

Larry Joe Wheelon, Sr. passed away on April 28, 2022. He was 77 years old.
His parents, Paul and Lillie Wheelon, precede him in death along with his step-mother, Hester Wheelon, a brother Sydney Wheelon and premature twin daughters.
Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 59 years, Linda. She has devoted her life to caring for Larry, especially during his more recent health struggles. Thankfully she has many memories of Larry to carry in her heart until they meet again.
Survivors also include sons Joel (Crystal) Wheelon and Tim (Elizabeth) Wheelon; special granddaughter Brooklyn Shepard-Wheelon; grandchildren Ellah & Evyn Wheelon and Paizley & Lillie Wheelon; a sister Joyce (Buddy) Fisher and a brother Ron Wheelon and many nieces and nephews.
Larry Wheelon is a name synonymous with the Walking Horse industry. He had a deep love for the Tennessee Walking Horse, and was very passionate about sharing that love with anyone and everyone. He trained many successful horses and riders. In addition, his true love was breeding Walking Horses, always hoping for the next world champion! He loved attending shows and, more recently, was faithful watching shows that he couldn’t attend due to his health.
Larry died with a continued love and passion for the horse industry that drove him, loved him, and supported him for so many years. Yet he also died with a newly realized love and devotion to his wife and family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the East Tennessee Walking Horse Association for their years of continued support. A special thank you goes to Dr. Russell Huntsinger for his compassion and care.
A family graveside service was held May 21, 2022, followed by a Celebration of Life for friends and family at Wells Funeral Home & Cremation Services at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Candler, North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Larry’s

The Scoop sends our warmest condolences to the Wheelon Family. Larry will be missed by many, but assured the family of his salvation and that we will see him again one day!

Until then, Walk on Larry! Walk on!


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