George Kermit Wheelous, Jr., 75, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in a local hospital.
He was born on June 15, 1943, in Durham, North Carolina, to the late Juanita and George Wheelous, Sr.
Mr. Wheelous was a United States Navy veteran and was of the Baptist faith; he served in the Eno Masonic Lodge in Durham, NC; and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mr. Wheelous was a dedicated coach for various sports for many years and an avid Tarheel fan.
He retired from Virginia College as the Director of Admissions.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sandra Clegg Wheelous; children, April Crowley of Mebane, NC, Lisa Elder of Portland, TN, Christopher Wheelous of Chattanooga, TN, and Kevin Wheelous of Lynchburg, VA; one sister, Paulette Richmond of Greenville, NC; and grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 26, at the East Brainerd Chapel from 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
A private graveside service will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hearth Hospice, 1800 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37408 or online at www.hearthhospice.com.
Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.