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Bud E. "PaPa" Wheeler III, 56, of Locust Grove, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Bud loved spending time with his wife, Kathy, and his beautiful granddaughter, Kaley. His other loves were hunting, fishing and riding his Harley-Davidson. Bud loved the outdoors. He also loved hanging with family and friends and telling hunting stories. Anyone who knew Bud loved him. He will be greatly missed.
Bud is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Wheeler, of Fredericksburg; a son, Bud E. Wheeler IV; and a granddaughter, Kaley N. Wheeler. He is also survived by his brothers, George Wheeler and wife Heather and Lewis M. Wheeler and his wife, Gina; and sister Jackie Sturgeon and her husband, Rickey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud E. Wheeler Jr. and Nellie D. Wheeler.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Kaley N. Wheeler Trust Fund at Union First Market Bank Fredericksburg.
An online guestbook and obituary are available at john