Wheeler, Glenda (Nashville)

Friday, February 22, 2013
Glenda Wheeler
Glenda Wheeler

Glenda Wheeler, 75, of Nashville, Tennessee, died on February 2, 2013, after an extended illness. 

Surviving are her two sons, Alfred of Rossville, Ga., and Robert and Lorraine of Arlington, Ma.; grandson, Alex (the apple of her eye), of Arlington, Ma.; and sister, Joanna “Toots” Roe of Signal Mountain.  

Glenda will be remembered as a beloved mother and grandmother, loving sister, supportive and respected colleague and friend.  

Glenda, who was born in Calhoun, Ga., was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Gay Bunch Roe; and grandparents, Milton and Dixie Roe, and Chesley and Joanah Muse.  

Glenda’s career began as an office assistant with the FBI Washington Field Office, to becoming a professional legal secretary with a prestigious Chattanooga law firm.  While a legal secretary, Glenda also served as an active member and president of the Chattanooga Legal Secretaries Association.  Glenda’s career as a claims adjuster and supervisor in the Nashville area spanned many years.  As a supervisor, Glenda became both a personal and professional mentor, well respected, admired, and loved by colleagues. 

The family wishes to thank those who have supported Glenda in celebrating life in the manner in which she wished, respecting her wishes and independence. 

She continued to do things her way; enjoying good food and company at the Waffle House (Donelson Pike), Country Cafe, and Monell’s; enjoying talking with Alex and shopping for his favorite things; sharing her sons’ achievements and exploits and her sister’s adventures with her friends and colleagues; supporting her favorite NASCAR driver (Dale, Jr.) and NFL player (Peyton); maintaining friendships with Jim Croft, Mickey McLean and so many others. 

The family is grateful to Teresa Knoll (and Terry), Tina Boyce, Barbara Hart, Dr. Henry Harrell (Joy and Kesha); and Alive Hospice for their support and care of Glenda.  

Memorial contributions may be made in Glenda’s memory to:  Nashville Humane Association, 213 Osceola Avenue, Nashville, Tn. 37209; Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tn. 37203; or to the charity of your choice.   

A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, March 2, from 2-4 p.m. at Nero's Grill, 2122 Hillsboro Drive, Nashville, Tn. 

Arrangements are by Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 615 331-1952.


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