Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Clifford Le’Roy “Cliff” Wheeler

Clifford Le’Roy “Cliff” Wheeler, age 55, of Shelby, died Thursday, August 1, 2019 at University Hospital in Cleveland.

Cliff was born November 25, 1963 in Delbarton, WV, the son of the late Clifford L. and Emma (Harmon) Wheeler. He was a 1982 graduate of Shelby High School and earned a journeyman electrician certificate. Cliff worked his entire life as an electrician and was extremely talented at his trade. Because of his talent, he did work for FEMA to help restore power after natural disasters.

Cliff was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish and cherished any moment spent with his grandchildren.  Both his outdoor life and his grandchildren were his world. Cliff was an old school “man’s man” who was proud to be independent and worked hard to provide for himself and his family.

Surviving Cliff are his daughter and son-in-law: Jessica (Aaron) Smith of Shelby; 3 grandchildren: Nautica Wheeler, Riddik Smith, and Emma Smith; 2 sisters: Brenda (Larry) Hamilton and Judy (Bob) Galbraith; a brother: Dewey Wheeler; and other relatives and friends. His parents predeceased him.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 6-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cliff’s family.

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  1. Kelly Gray says:

    Judy and family,

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

    The Gray Family

  2. Mellissa and Roger Harmon says:

    I am so truly sorry for your loss. A childhood friend gone far to soon. Loved by so many. May he Rest In Peace, May God carry all his loved ones, family and friend during this difficult time. Continued prayers for all.

  3. Kevin Baird says:

    Judy, sorry for the loss of your brother. May God carry you through this time of grief.

  4. traci seibert says:

    Brenda and family, you have my sincere sympathy.

  5. Bonny Kipp says:

    Stellar guy. Going to miss his knowledge and his ever helping hand. His grandchildren brought him immense joy and he would proudly bring them along when he had small jobs to do.
    He showed an abundance of patience and love for them. So sad he has been taken so young.

  6. Kenneth Bowman says:

    My deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss. Class of 1982.

  7. Tammy Magers says:

    We are truly sorry for your loss. Cliff has been a wonderful neighbor for 19 years. I have always found comfort in knowing he was close. We would talk about how isolated we felt when the corn grew so large that we couldn’t see each other’s blouse. He was always kind to animals and loved his cats, dogs and chickens.
    Cliff will especially be missed by our son Will, who has for years, spent days fishing and just hanging out with Cliff. He considered him to be a dear dear friend. Will was truly blessed to have Cliff be a part of his life. He will be missed by all his neighbors. Continued prayers for all.

  8. JOHN PETERSON says:

    We are so saddened for the loss of Cliffs life. Cliff was a great guy.
    He will be greatly missed.

  9. Lori Bowman Thompson says:

    Sincere sympathy and prayers for his family. Cliff was always kind. Class of 82

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