Wheeler, Millard Filmore

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Millard Wheeler
Millard Wheeler

Millard Filmore Wheeler, 74, died peacefully on Sunday, February 10, 2013 while surrounded by family.

Millard was educated in the Chattanooga Public School System.  He graduated from Howard High School, class of 1958. Millard furthered his education at Tennessee State University, Nashville, where he received a Bachelor’s degree, and at Atlanta University, Atlanta, where he earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

Millard was preceded in death by his parents, Abbie and Theodore R. Wheeler, Sr.; brothers, Theodore R. Wheeler, Jr., and Charles F. Wheeler and niece, Mia E. Johnson.

Survivors include two sisters, Minnie W. Darden, of Chattanooga, and Abbie (Bennie) Johnson of Denver; four nieces, Angela Hayes, Kelli Patillo, Lawana Johnson, all of Chattanooga, and Michelle Coleman of Denver; five nephews, Theodore R. Wheeler, Jr., Darryl Wheeler Sr., William Darden III, David Madden, all of Chattanooga, and Mark Johnson of Denver, and many extended family and friends. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Minister Charles E. Moore officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.  

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.

The body will lie in state after 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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