Laurence “Larry” B. Wheatley

January 22, 2012

Laurence G. “Larry” Wheatley 68 of Frankfort, IN, died at 3:07 p.m. January 22, 2012 at home. Born July 24, 1943 in Elwood, IN to Oliver D. Wheatley & Ella Mildred (Corns) Bishop. His first marriage was to Toni C. Eberle on July 23, 1964. He then married Teresa Kay Miller on February 26, 1999 in Gatlinburg, TN and she survives. Mr. Wheatley was a 1961 graduate of Frankfort High School, which was the last class from the old high school on South Harrison St. and attended Indiana University. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from January 20, 1964 – January 19, 1967. He was a roofer, working for Hinshaw Roofing, and retired in 2001 after 40 years. He had also worked for the Frankfort Police Department, Frankfort Library and Sparrow Florist. He was a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and Local 119 Roofers Union.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Shan Sheridan will officiate. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 25th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made the Frankfort Community Library.

Survived by:

Wife: Teresa Kay Wheatley of Frankfort Daughter: Julie C. (Tim) Balensiefer of Lafayette Son: Christopher W. (Denise) Wheatley of Lebanon Step Daughter: Rachael R. (Ryan) Edwards of Frankfort 1 Sister: Carol Jane Cohen of Indianapolis 6 Grandchildren: Alex, Grace, Ben, Max, Tanner & Shelby

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Patricia Mang, brother William O. Wheatley, step son Matthew Miller and step daughter Robin Miller.


9 Condolences for “Laurence “Larry” B. Wheatley”

  1. Donna and John Meyer January 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Teresa and family,
    Words cannot express how John and I, also, mourn the loss of your best friend, husband, father of your children and man you waited for all your life and finally found. When we first met Larry we knew the two of you were good together. His love for you and your children was as if he had always been a part of your life. He was a great man and will be missed by everyone who’s life he touched.
    Keep in touch, my friend. I will always be just a phone call away.
    Love and our deepest sympathy to you and the family,
    Donna and John

  2. Denny Hollis January 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    to the Wheatley family. My sincere condolences. Larry was my grandparents neighbors for many years, so I had grown up with all the Wheatley “kids”. I am glad I got to see Larry at our last class reunion.

  3. Gary & Shirley Mikesell January 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Dear Chris, Denise, Ben and Max,
    We are so sorry about the loss of your dad and grandpa. May the Lord comfort you as only He can. You will continue to be in our prayers in the days to come.

  4. Gary and Jan Kersey January 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    To Chris and family, Sorry to read about the recent death of your father. Thinking of you at this very sad time. The Kersey’s

  5. Steve & Trish Suter January 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Larry. I’m going to miss him, I always gave him a hard time and he would do the same back to me.
    We always talked when both of us worked at the police department. We would all stand back at the back of the Police Station and lean on the rail and try to solve the towns problems or just what ever came up, it was fun.
    Steve and Trish Suter

  6. Norman & Dottie January 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Sorry for your loss, are thoughts & prayers are with you all.

  7. Garry & Brenda Fisher January 25, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Brenda and I very sorry to hear about Larry, I have know him for many years, His father and stepmother was my god parents in Tipton, I have know him and the rest of his family for along time. Our prays are with you.

  8. Cindy Beals January 25, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing…I always remember the two of you laughing and having such a great time together…I hope that those memories will help carry you through this difficult time…he may no longer be with you…but those memories will live forever…Please know that I am thinking of you~

  9. Kim Redington January 26, 2012 at 9:55 am

    My name is Kim Redington and I am an employee of the Frankfort Library. I worked with Larry and enjoyed his company, his spirit, and wit. He made me laugh. I am sorry for your loss and sorry I was not able to come to the calling.
    Prayers for all of you.

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