Gary Don Wheat, Sr.
September 27, 1939 - March 08, 2020
Gary Don Wheat, Sr. passed away at his residence in Angie, LA on March 8, 2020 at the age of 80. He was born in New Orleans, LA on September 27, 1939. He was a longtime member of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church, where he taught the adult Sunday School class for 29 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Versie Seals Wheat; his son, Gary Don Wheat, Jr.; two daughters, Sandra (Tate) Kennedy and Pamela Alford; his grandchildren, Makayla (Trevor) Thompson, Savanah Kennedy, Sarah Kennedy, Alexis Lott, and Adam Lott; and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Douglas “Chessie” (Kathleen) Wheat.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Lena Wheat and his sister and brother-in-law, Deloris Miller and Shelton Miller.
Services to honor his life will be held at Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church in Angie, LA on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Masonic Service at 12:00 p.m. and the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Mark Hobgood and Rev. Donnie Broom will officiate. Interment to follow at the Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home & Crematory in Bogalusa, LA.