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Charles Leroy Wheat, 68, of Calhoun died suddenly Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He was born in Dalton, GA on November 21, 1949. He was preceded in death by his father James Wheat.
Charles served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for many years for the Calhoun Police Department. He was an avid hunter and a member of Hit & Miss Hunting Club.
He is survived by his mother, Thelma Wheat; sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Kenneth Holsomback; aunts, Jean Russell and Rita Barrett and her husband Lewis; an uncle, J.R. Lacey; nephews and niece, Toby and Mendi Holsomback, Becky Hickman, and Glenden Kelley; great-nieces and great-nephews, Taylor Hickman, Lacey Hickman, Laney Holsomback, and Rice Holsomback; and his "adopted family", Glen and Tracey Stanley, Ashton Stanley, and Saidi Stanley.
The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 7th at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Rev. Mitch Phillips and Wayne Brown will officiate. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery at Hall Memorial. Pallbearers serving are Charles Gentry, Dennis Edwards, Dudley Meadows, Michael Brent, Steve Wheat, and Eddie Barrett. Honorary pallbearers are the City of Calhoun Police Department.
The Wheat family will receive friends at the funeral home of Friday, April 6th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Friends may sign the online guest register at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.