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Leland “Bud” Wheeler 1944 – 2021

Written by on September 19, 2021

Funeral services for Leland “Bud” Wheeler, 77, of Memphis will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday afternoon, 9/25, at the Pleasant Grove Church in Willow Springs, Missouri. Committal services in his family lot in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery will follow accompanied with full military honors by the American Legion Post # 23 there and two from his unit.

Visitation is Scheduled from 1 to 8 P.M. Thursday, 9/23, at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with the family present from 6 to 8 that evening.

Bud passed away Saturday afternoon, 9/18, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

Bud is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Memphis; Six children: Mark (Kathy) Wheeler of Boston, GA, Matthew (Steve) Wheeler of Vancouver Canada, John (Jodie) Wheeler of Boston, GA, Buddy (Laci) Wheeler of Memphis, Donna (Garry) Talbert of Memphis, and Wayne (Lisa) Grogan of Gamila, AR; fourteen grandchildren: Ashley (Lynn) Wheeler of GA; Chris Wheeler of GA; Mitchell and Macie Wheeler of Boston, GA; Abbygail Wheeler of Fort Madison, IA; Lily, Brody, and Halley Wheeler of Memphis; Christopher (Jennifer) Talbert of Amory, MS; Jarrod (Jessica) Talbert of Harrisburg, MO; Joseph (Anna) Talbert of Memphis; Lonnie Ray Grogan of MO; Timothy (Torie) Grogan of MO; and Anthony (April) Grogan of Willow Springs, MO He is also survived by many great- grandchildren, ; one sister, Eldred Trowbridge of Eldorado Springs, MO; brother-in-law: Walter (Thelma) Rogers of Willow Springs, MO along with nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to either the Tiger Cubs Football or the Wounded Warriors program in care of Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, Missouri 63555.

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Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.