Longtime Businessman, Civic Leader Dead at 76

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Marshall Wheeler

Longtime Piggott business and civic leader Marshall Wheeler died suddenly Friday, Oct. 11, at his home.

Wheeler, 76, was a native of Piggott. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from the National Guard. Over the years Wheeler was involved in a number of local business interests and managed the Arkansas Bank branch in Piggott prior to his retirement 16 years ago.

He also was a retired firefighter and had proudly served as Piggott's fire chief.

As a longtime Scout leader, he earned the Silver Beaver Award -- the highest given to a Scoutmaster.

He also was a member of the Missouri Bootheel Antique Car Club and devoted many hours to his love of antique cars and trucks.

Wheeler was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Piggott and recently was recognized for having the longest membership in the congregation.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 14, at First United Methodist Church. The family suggests memorial contributions to the church building fund.

The complete obituary may be found in that section of this website.

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