Lyle D. Wheelock, age 82, of Quincy, died Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 5:50 pm in Blessing Hospital.
Lyle was born January 3, 1938 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Dexter and Mildred Kerley Wheelock. He married Carolyn Housewright on July 12, 1964 in Burnside, IL. She survives.
Lyle was a graduate of Thornton Fractional High School in Calumet City, IL, where he was on the track team. He then studied mechanical engineering at University of Illinois. Lyle spent his entire career as a mechanical engineer, and he worked for several companies over the years, including Gardner Denver, Motorola, and Glenayre, from where he retired. After retirement , Lyle drove busses for Quincy Public Schools for several years. Lyle was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears, but most of all he loved watching his grandchildren at their sporting events.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: three children: Curtis Scott (Kim) Wheelock of Liberty, IL; Amy (Greg) McVey of Garden City, KS; and Tisha (Chad) Winking of Quincy; eight grandchildren: Anna Wheelock of Liberty, Justin and Dalton Anderson of Quincy, Avery and Casey McVey of Quincy, Sophia McVey of Garden City, KS, and Skylar and Reese Winking of Quincy; a sister, Rolla Wike of Quincy; a brother, Ron (Mary Buffington) Wheelock of Carlinville, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents and two nephews.
Visitation: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sunday February 9, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Services: There will be no service, but friends are invited to the visitation.
Memorials: Blessing Hospitality House or Chaddock
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
We are so sorry to hear of Lyle's passing. I hope that the love and support from your family and friends, as well as the memories of your time together bring you comfort during this time. Your family are in our prayers.
Chad, Karla, Hunter and Madalyn Hildebrand
To Lyles family so sorry for your loss I had the privilege to drive a bus with Lyle very kind man Sam Green was in heart class with Lyle & also drove bus with him , hugs to all & God Bless
Dear Rolla, Weare sorry to hear of yet another sorrow in your family. We send our sincere condolencess. May God Bless ou and your family.
Lyle was my boss for several years at MicroEnergy. Enjoyed working for him, thought he had a great sense of humor . So sorry to hear of his passing.
Dear Wheelock Family,
Thinking of you and remembering our last conversation with Lyle. Condolences to all of you.
Dick & Pat Wentura
So sorry for the loss Scott! You and your family are in our hearts and prayers
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