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Steven Wheeler

July 1, 1956 — January 9, 2024

Steven Wheeler, a kind-hearted and selfless individual known for his giving nature, passed away on January 9, 2024. He was born on July 1, 1956. Throughout his life, Steven touched the hearts of many with his acts of kindness and unwavering support for those around him.

One of Steven's fondest memories was dressing up as Santa Claus during Christmas. His dedication to this annual tradition brought joy and laughter to countless children and reminded us all of the true spirit of the holiday season. Additionally, he spent the entire year collecting and donating toys to ensure that every child experienced the magic of Christmas.

When he wasn't spreading cheer as Santa Claus, Steven found excitement on the race track. Drag racing was one of his passions that ignited a thrilling spark within him. He fearlessly pushed boundaries and reveled in the adrenaline rush that came with each race. 

Steven possessed an extraordinary talent when it came to welding. His skillful hands could transform raw materials into beautiful creations. His meticulous attention to detail and dedication to perfection made him a true master of his craft.

A patriotic soul at heart, Steven found solace in his love for motorcycles, his cherished collection of music, and his admiration for American symbols like the bald eagle. He exuded a strong sense of patriotism and displayed it proudly through his actions.

A proud owner of a red, white, and blue 1970 Dodge Challenger, Steven was never one to shy away from expressing his love for his country. This iconic car served as a symbol of his unwavering devotion to the ideals it represented.

Not only did Steven excel in various hobbies and interests, but he also made significant contributions to the world of music. As a band member in the Steve Wheeler Band, Phillip and the Cupcakes, and La Ultima, he showcased his remarkable talent as both a musician and songwriter.

Known for his way with words, Steven had a knack for communication and a charm that captivated those around him. His ability to eloquently express himself was admired by all who knew him.

Beyond his talents and accomplishments, Steven will be remembered most for his willingness to lend a helping hand. He embodied the definition of a true friend, always ready to offer support or guidance whenever it was needed. His generosity knew no bounds, and he consistently put the needs of others before his own.

Steven Wheeler leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and compassion. He was an individual who demonstrated the utmost respect for women and treated them with utmost honor. His love and dedication towards his family, friends, and community were unparalleled. As his family stated, "We lived a dream life and he was the true definition of what a friend was".

Though he may no longer be with us, Steven's spirit will live on in the hearts of all those whose lives he touched. His memory will continue to inspire acts of kindness and remind us of the power we possess to make a difference in this world.

Steven is survived by his son, Steven Bradford Wheeler Jr and his wife, Leigh, and their children Kaydyn Wheeler, and Michael and Rosalei Wheeler; daughter, Monica Rose Shrecengost and her husband John; grandchildren, Zhane Autrey, Xavier Zamora, Mya Zamora, Adam Zamora, Rory Zamora, and Stephanie Zamora; and many great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Bill Wheeler and family, Cleta Tressider and family, Robert Crook and family, Stan Wheeler and family, Carla Cobb and family, and Deirdre Billingsly and family. 

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Rose Hope Wheeler, and Jeffrey Lee Wheeler. 

The Long Row by Steven Wheeler-

I know the weight of the worlds on your shoulder  I see the fear of love in your eyes  I know that time is making us older  But I'll love you til the day I die  I feel the pain you've lived with forever  I know your hearts been tattered and torn  But I'll walk with you to the edge forever  To ensure your love in not forlorn  It's a long row to heaven on this ship of love we ride  And on this long, long row to heaven  I will be there by your side  When the end of the voyage is upon us  And it's time for us to move on  Just take my hand and hold it  So we never make this voyage alone  We will live out our lives forever, and ever and ever, and more  And plant our love like seedlings  To grow on that beautiful shore  

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