George K. “Geke” Wheeler Jr., 77, passed away Friday August 23, 2019 at the Mercy Medical Center. Born in Springfield in 1942, he was the son of the late George K. and Dorothy (Blackie) Wheeler. George was a graduate of West Springfield High School and American International College. He worked as a computer programmer and Systems Analyst and Technologist for various companies including Spalding in Chicopee. He served in the Army National Guard and enjoyed fishing, beekeeping and computers. He leaves his beloved wife, Nancy Ann (DeFilippi) Wheeler, his children, Scott A. Wheeler and his wife Laura of Suffield and Elizabeth A. Davis and her husband Christopher of F. Hills, his brothers, John H. Wheeler and his wife Joan of Boulder, CO., and Thomas E. Wheeler and his wife Sally of Granville, his grandchildren, Derek and Justin Davis and Daniel and Patrick Wheeler and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Wednesday August 28, 2019 from 4-7PM at the Toomey-O’Brien Funeral Home, 1043 Westfield St., West Springfield. Donations may be made to Mercy Life, 200 Hillside Dr. Suite 1, West Springfield, MA 01089.
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