James “Jim” Allen Wheeler, age 74, of Ingram Texas, died on January 21, 2022 from pneumonia brought on from complication after covid. Jim will be reunited with his son, Jimmy Wheeler, who only recently preceded him in death by a few short months. Jim was born January 26, 1947 in Cleveland Ohio, and joined the Marine Corp soon after graduating high school. He was very proud of his service and the country that he protected. In 1968, Jim met Rose Hutchisson, his wife and began a love affair that lasted over 50 years. Jim and Rose moved from Ohio to Washington State, Colorado and then to Texas where Jim said, “I kept moving until they didn’t know what a snow shovel was”.
Jim can be remembered for having a tough exterior, but was filled with love. He loved a good conversation and a lively debate, especially with his grandsons, Connor and Logan. Jim’s daughter, Ellen was also a special person in Jim’s life who he watched over all of her life.
A large part of Jim’s life was the Masonic Lodge. In December 2020, he was honored for being a Master Mason for over 50 years with the 50 year pin from the Kerrville Lodge. During Jim’s lifetime, he has been honored to be Past Master of the Sugarland Lodge, District Deputy Grand Master of Masonic District 51 and District Education officer in 2018-2019, Past Thrice Illustrious Master of Royal Select Masons, Past High Priest of Kerrville Counsel, Past Chancellor of the Knights Templar, Llano Comradery. He was also very instrumental with the York Rite throughout the Hill Country. At the time of his death, Jim served as Puissant Sovereign of St Anthony Council #50 Red Cross Constantine.
Jim is preceded in death by his Mother and Father Grace and Charles Wheeler, brother and sister-in-law Chuck and Janet Wheeler, Sister-in-law Bettyann Hutchisson, Son Jimmy Wheeler. He is survived by his wife Rose Wheeler, Daughter Ellen Walter and her family, Husband Edward, sons Connor and Logan, and sisters in law Patricia Sendrey and her family, Margaret Hutchison and her family and many more family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4PM on Saturday, January 29,2022 at Kerrville Funeral Home.
In lieu of floral contributions, the family requests donations be made in Jim’s name to the Ronald McDonald House.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home (830)895-5111