Rolla Vensel “RV” Wheeler, Jr.


Rolla Vensel “RV” Wheeler, Jr., 79, the loving husband of Theressa “Tess” Winslow Wheeler, departed this life, Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at his residence.

Mr. Wheeler was born the son of Rolla Vensel Wheeler, Sr. and Katie Franklin Wheeler on August 30, 1943, in Jacksonville, FL. He worked 34 years in woodlands for International Paper Company and was a United States Navy Veteran. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. His greatest pride was being a devoted husband, loving father, and cherished grandfather. He was of the Presbyterian faith.

RV married his high school sweetheart, Tess, on June 27, 1966, and celebrated 57 years together. Their home was blessed with: two children, Michael Charles Wheeler (April) and Brian Winslow Wheeler; and three grandchildren, Jayson Wheeler, Sarah Wheeler, and Walter Wheeler.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Winslow (Juanita) of Jacksonville, FL.

A Memorial Service will be 11AM, Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at Greenlawn Cemetery Mausoleum, 4300 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL.

The Wheeler family will greet family and friends immediately after the service.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wheeler family.


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