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Another member of the Greatest Generation passed away on November 18th, 2016. Russell Edward Wheeler actively served during World War II in the U.S. Army with the Tenth Mountain Infantry in Italy.

A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born on June 2nd, 1915. Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Rosetta Agee Wheeler; parents, Arthur M. Wheeler and Nora Richardson Wheeler, as well as his brothers, Arthur Lee, Erroll, Paul and Harry.

Russell co-owned A.M. Wheeler Furniture Company in Narrows with his brother, Arthur Lee, retiring in 1990. He adored Giles County, and contributed to community activities through the Narrows Kiwanis Club and First United Methodist Church.

In addition to his two sons, Gary (Patricia) and Kenneth, Russell is survived by a sister, Ruth Stinson; grandchildren, Michael, Brian (Nicole), Catherine (Jesse), Patricia Marie (Codin), and Mark (Melinda); four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 11 AM at First United Methodist Church in Narrows with Rev. Doug Armstrong officiating. Private burial will follow. The family will receive friends at First United Methodist Church Wednesday, November 30th from 10 AM until just prior to the service. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider either First United Methodist Church; P.O. Box 398; Narrows, Virginia 24124, or the charity of your choice.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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