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Edward Wheeler

August 2, 1941 — November 11, 2023

West Siloam Springs

Edward Wheeler


Edward Ray Wheeler, 82, of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Arkansas.


Ed was born August 2, 1941 to Samuel and Hazel Wheeler. He served honorably for the United States Marine Corps from 1958 to 1963. He married the love of his life, Barbara, at their home in West Siloam on July 18, 1966. They were blessed with 57 memorable years together. In his younger days, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He drove the school bus for Siloam Springs Schools and Moseley School for 15 years, and he adored his bus riders. He will be remembered for all the heart he shared with his friends and family.


He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara of the home; one son, Brian Wheeler and wife, Tara of Colcord, Oklahoma; two daughters, Marcheeta Hamilton and husband, Paul of Colcord, Oklahoma, and Melanie Wheat and husband, Randall of Poteau, Oklahoma;   fifteen grandchildren, Dylan Clayton and wife, Hallie, Madison Wheeler, Alyssa Wheeler, Garrett Wheeler, Blake Wheeler, Brett Wheeler and wife, Jamie, Maegan Wheeler, Victoria Coulter, Bishop Coulter, Kinnidy Hamilton, Derringer Hamilton, Hazel Hamilton, Connor Wheat, Luke Wheat, and Maggie Wheat; eight great-grandchildren, Kylie Clayton, Khloe Clayton, Major Washington, Charlie Coulter, Rhylee Coulter, Braylin Wheeler, Jaxson Wheeler, and Baby Carter Wheat on the way.


The visitation will be held 5:00pm-7:00pm, Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home.


The funeral service will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at Johnson Cemetery in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma. Pastor Mike Whorton will officiate the service.


The arrangements were entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

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Past Services


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Backstrom Pyeatte Funeral Home - Siloam Springs

1401 E Main St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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