Richard Wheeler, 76, died Oct. 25, 2014, at his home in Norco, Calif., from cancer.
Richard Joseph Wheeler was born Jan. 11, 1938, the son of Quincy “Dutch” and Ressa Irene (Conine) Wheeler in Scott County.
He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Richard made his home in Norco for the last 45 years. He worked for the City of Anaheim for 35 years and was a farrier for 25 years.
He was a member of the Saddle Sore Riders – Corral 22, Norco Horse Week, and Norco Horseman’s Association.
Richard is survived by his wife, Lynda, Norco; one daughter, Wendy Hagaman, and husband, Jason, Windsor, Calif.; step-daughters Judi Aroves, Lubbock, Tex., Jane Sullivan, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Jennifer Summers, Oem, Utah; one son, Joe Wheeler, Santa Rosa, Calif.; one step-son, Rich Tillema, Norco, Calif.; one sister, Rhonda Hudson, and husband, Mike, Scott City; two brothers, Robert Wheeler and wife, Neta, and Rodney and wife, Pamela, Scott City; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Loretta Alene Wakeland and Lou Ann Wheeler.
A Memorial Graveside Service will be held at the Scott County Cemetery on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. In Scott City, Kansas.
Memorials may go to Saddle Sore Riders, Inc., Box 276, Norco, Calif. 92860 or Norco Horseweek, Box 582, Norco, Calif. 92860.