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Tom F. Wheeler was born on December 25, 1949, in San Francisco, Calif. He passed away, after a brief illness, on September 27, 2017 at home, in Joplin, Mo.
Tom attended high school in Webb City, and earned three degrees, English, History and Sociology, from Missouri Southern State University.
At one time Tom owned his own stereo repair shop. He retired, after 20 years, from the United States Postal Service, in Carthage, Mo. Recently, he worked part-time at Roper Pontiac, GMC and Buick car dealership.
Tom married Lavella Cogbill on September 9, 1973; she survives.
His sister, Debby Pendleton and her family, also survive.
A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at the home.
Published on October 11, 2017
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