Mike Wheeler

July 11, 1942 ~ February 13, 2022 (age 79)


Rush Michael Wheeler,79, of Lubbock, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2022.

Viewing will be 10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Englunds.  A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Englewood Cemetery in Slaton. Arrangements are by Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton.

Mike was born July 11, 1942 in Austin to Rush Preston and Rose DeWees Wheeler. He was a SSGT medic in the Air Force receiving an honorable discharge in 1970. Mike graduated from Southern Colorado State College in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree and later obtained his license for Nursing Home Administrator in 1977. He married Shirley Ann Dugas Headrick in Slaton on June 14, 1985. Mike loved playing golf, watching sports and spending time with family. He was the owner and administrator of Golden Age Nursing Home from 1988 until he closed it in 2020.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his brother, William “Bill” Wheeler and his nephew, Jonathan Wheeler.

He is survived by his son, Patrick Wheeler and his wife, Meredith of Colorado, his daughter, Lynn Likitprakong and her husband, Kenny of California; stepson, Mike Headrick and his wife, Marla of Bedford; stepdaughter, Denise Sneed and her husband, Dwayne of Lubbock; his brother, Pat Wheeler of Florida; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nephews and one niece.

Special thank you to Bridge Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care.

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Graveside Service
February 16, 2022

2:00 PM
Graveside Service (Englewood Cemetery)

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