in Memory of
Wheeler Keith Bell
Wheeler 87, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in Clinchport, Virginia, he was the son of the late Robert and Virgie Bell; preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon; brother, Ronald; and sister, Betty Sue. Wheeler is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anne Taylor Bell; son, Richard (Elisabeth); daughter, Susan Gallagher (Michael); his sister, Louella Benton; grandchildren, Melissa Caballlero (Lenny), Hannah Gallagher; great- grandchildren, Chloe, Sophia and Nicholas Caballero; along with many loved nieces and nephews.
Wheeler was a graduate of Hiltons High School, Va. and Berea College, Ky. He was a member of the first graduating class of University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in 1957. Prior to attending the Darden School of Business, Wheeler served three years as a Communications Officer on the U.S.S. New Jersey. After Darden, Wheeler enjoyed a successful 28-year career as a Personnel Director at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. Wheeler was fortunate to retire at age 54, which enabled him to participate in some of his favorite activities such as golf, travel, friends and family.
Wheeler was laid to rest on Nov. 6, 2018 at InIndian Mound Cemetery in Romney, West Virginia.