Claude H Wheatley

May 05, 1926 - Aug 25, 2015

Claude H Wheatley

May 05, 1926 - August 25, 2015


Claude Wheatley
Canton Claude H. Wheatley, 89, of Canton formerly of Pekin, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the Sunset Manor in Canton.
He was born on May 5, 1926 in Missouri.
He married Betty Cantrell on December 17, 1946 in West Frankfort, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are his children Gary Wheatley of Topeka, Nancy Wheatley of Pekin, grandchildren, Joshua (Terrence) Stokes-Wheatley, Karl (Jackie) Wheatley, Shena (Jerimiah Bolen) Meskimen and great grandchildren, Kylie, Jaiton, Jaxton, and Kora.
Claude worked for the railroad in southern Illinois for 11 years and later worked for Caterpillar for 33 years retiring in 1986. He served in the US Navy during WWII and later as a special deputy for the Tazewell County Sheriffs Department. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a past member of the Eagles Club and the American Legion in Bloomington.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015, from 4-6, at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. There will be no funeral service. Cremation rites have been accorded
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the donors choice.
Online condolences may be posted at


Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home ~ Canton

1601 East Chestnut Street
Canton, IL 61520


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