Lt. Col. Robert L. Wheaton U.S. Army, known by his friends as 'Bob', 84, of Memphis, TN. died on 1/2/2019 after a brief illness. He was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and obtained a graduate degree from Columbia University.
Lt. Col. Robert L. Wheaton
June 8, 1934 - January 2, 2019
Bob Wheaton Tribute Video
He had a career in the Army and was a Vietnam Veteran, retiring from the military in 1976. He then went on to teach undergraduate mathematics.
He was a member of Evangel Baptist Church and loved his church family. He is survived by his wife, Bettye 'Chris' Wheaton, his daughters Stacey and Belinda and his grandchildren; Hannah, Becca and Matthew.
Visitation was held on January 7 at Evangel Baptist Church with services at 2 P.M. A reception followed the gravesite service and burial at West Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery on January 9.
Rob Williamson '73, President of the West Point Society of the Mid-South, attended the visitation and service. The Society presented the U.S. flag and the expended cartridges from the Honor Guard salute to Bob's wife, Chris, during the internment services.
Bettye Chris' Wheaton, Wife
Stacey and Belinda, Daughters
Hannah, Becca and Matthew, Grandchildren