Roy Lee Wheatley

March 11, 1946 ~ January 28, 2020 (age 73)


Roy Lee Wheatley, 73, of Hawesville, died on Tuesday January 28, 2020 at his home.  He was born in Breckinridge County, KY on March 11, 1946 to the late Robert “Bob” Gregory and Mildred Eugene Kennedy Wheatley.  Roy Lee was preceded in death by sisters, Vickie Ann Wheatley, Martha Jean Wheatley Lee and Theresa Huffines and a brother, Rev. Robert Carroll Wheatley.

Roy Lee was an Air Force veteran, serving our country from 1964 to 1968, retired from Dal-Tile in 2007 after 38 years of service, former member of Our Lady of the Lourdes Catholic Church and present member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Mary Sue Banks Wheatley; daughter, Darlene Kay (Bill) Butler; son, Robert “Bob” Earl (Beth) Pate; grandchildren, Samantha Jo (Joe) Edge, Brandon Lee (Amber) Sapp, Mathew Bryce Pate, Ella Corinne Pate and Kayla Louise Butler; great grandchildren, Joseph Sterling Edge and Oliver Clark Edge.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial following in Mt. Calvary Cemetery with full military honors.  Visitation will be held from 4 pm until 8 pm on Thursday with prayers at 5:00 pm and from 9 am until 9:30 am on Friday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville.  The family request all donations be made to either Hospice of Western Kentucky or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. 

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January 30, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gibson & Son Funeral Home
275 Court Square
Hawesville, KY 42348

Funeral Mass
January 31, 2020

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
430 Main Cross Street
Hawesville, KY 42348

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