OCEAN CITY — John Baker Wheeler, III, age 82, died Saturday, Feb. 4 at his home. Born on January 3, 1930 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late John Baker Wheeler, Jr. and Emma Meseke Wheeler. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean Wheeler.
Wheeler was a graduate of Southern High School in 1948 and The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1953. He worked for the Upjohn Co. as a Pharmaceutical Salesman for 35 years. He was a member and Past President of the Towson Shrine Club. In 1988 he and his wife Jean retired to their favorite town, Ocean City. John’s hobbies included waterfowl hunting, saltwater fishing and traveling to Singer Island, Fla. in the winter. He was an avid Terps fan.
Along with his wife he is survived by his brothers, Robert C. Wheeler of Lewes, Del., and Frederick O. Wheeler of Towson; his sisters, Bess Spioch of Baltimore and Doris Roy of Linthicum; his sons, John B. Wheeler, IV and his wife Amy of Georgetown, Del., Mark C. Wheeler and his wife Nina of Berlin, and Scott A. Wheeler and his wife Jennifer of Berlin; two grandsons, John B. Wheeler, V and Parker A. Wheeler; and five granddaughters, Alison J. Wheeler, Julie A. Wheeler, Marina J. Wheeler and Francesca Wheeler.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ocean City. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Internment will follow the service. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.