William John Scheeler Jr., 77, of Hurley, MS passed away November 20, 2011 in Pascagoula, MS. He was born September 19, 1934 in Gulfport, MS to the late William John and Wilma Tinsley Scheeler. Mr. Scheeler graduated from Our Lady of Victories High School and served in the Navy for 4 years during the Korean War. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus #1605, a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Hurley and was a past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pascagoula. During his retirement he enjoyed carpentry work, making beautiful furniture and was an avid reader and history buff.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Scheeler was preceded in death by four sisters, Patsy Scheeler, Betty Jo O’Brien, Carolyn Greene, and Evelyn Myers.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ellen Marie Scheeler; children, Patricia (Joe) Neville, Bill Scheeler, Suzanne (Glenn) Craft, Mike (Christy) Scheeler, Marie Cannon, and Robert (Stephanie) Scheeler; grandchildren, Allison Neville, Catherine Neville (Lesley) George, Matthew and Jordan Craft, Brett and Josie Cannon, Aaron, Derek, and Laurel Scheeler, Jill Scheeler, and Andrew and Carrie Scheeler; great-granddaughter, Logan Holmes; as well as numerous friends and other relatives.
A Celebration Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 25, 2011 at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church, Pascagoula, at 11:00 a.m. where friends may visit one hour prior to service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m.. Father Michael Austin will officiate at the Mass. Private interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Heritage Funeral Home in Escatawpa, MS is in charge of arrangements.
Sybil Waddell Bowman
Ocean Springs, Ms 39564
Ellen & Family, So sorry to hear about Willie. I worked with Willie at Wallace during the 1970's. Willie talked about you and the children many times. He was truly and dedicated father and family man and always put his family first. May God bless and keep you all, give you the strength and the courage to face each new day and provide for all your needs. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Brenda Brown (Family-Saydi, Wesley & Jonathan)
Our thoughts are with you, your family and the lovely memories of our Uncle Billy at this sad time. Sorrow touches the heart in such a personal and private way. But we hope you know you're not alone--our caring thoughts will be with you forever because we love all of you. Hoping that your memories will bring you to a place of peace in your heart. Our Deepest Sympathy, Love The Brown's
John & Jackie Myers
Sincere condolences to Aunt Ellen and her entire family upon the death of Uncle Billy. He always had a great sense of humor and could make laugh with very little effort. He was very interested in everyone's adult life, family and career accomplishments. I remember when we were kids visitng your house and he was always watching either the Johnny Cash show or Hee Haw and talking about national politics and current world events.He will be missed by all, but not forgotten. Rest in Peace Uncle Billy and enjoy the reunion with your family in Heaven.
John & Jackie Myers
Jerry & Dianne Myers
We were very saddened to hear about the passing of Uncle Billy. We have fond memories of him that will stay with us for ever. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the entire family for a life well lived.
Sheila & Mark Maheu
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Moss Point, MS
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family. May it comfort you to know that others are thinking of you at this difficult time. May you draw comfort from God's word the Bible at Acts 24:15 where it promises a resurrection.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers have been with you througout the week. At this Thanksgiving time, be thankful of all the many memories that you have had with your dad, you will always have them. A special prayer for your mother also.
Sorry for your loss, sorry I could not be there for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours
Your Family are in my prayers!
Bobby and Diana Myers
Sorry we are unable to attend the services. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike and Regina riser
Our sincerest condolences to the scheeler family. May light perpetual shine on mr. Scheeler and may Gods peace be with you all.
Don and Gracie Harbison
Please accept our deepest sympathies in the death of your loved one.
I have many fond memories of working with Willie at the Chevron Plant.
Our prayers are with you during this trying time.
Phil N sicuro
2353 sandlewood lane Organge city Florida 32763
Dear Mrs E M Scheeler & Family! please know that I also share in your loss. & will always remember my wonderful experiences working with Willie at Tellepsen & Fish Engineering. My life was enriched working with willie a true leader. god bless & comfort you at this time of his departure. Mr Phil N Sicuro & family
Gary M. and Donya F. Kelley
As we remember your family in our prayers, let us convey our most heart felt and deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. We pray that Almighty God assuage the grief you must feel over the loved and lost. May God bless.
Santa Barbara, Costa Rica
Nov. 21, 2011 2035 Hours Santa Barbara, Costa Rica
Willie was a close friend, mentor, and a great person to know. I shall really miss him, and my thoughts are with y'all during this time of loss.
My deepest sympathy,