Mr. Ronald Timothy Wheat

April 1, 1950 – January 7, 2023

Ronald Timothy Wheat, age 72, of Mentone, Alabama, passed away on January 7, 2023. He was born April 1, 1950 in Columbus, Mississippi to Verlie and Bernice Wheat.

Mr. Wheat attended New Hope High School while also serving as a school bus driver during his senior year. He was a straight A student, earning many honors. He spent his summers in Mentone working with his uncle Dave Blalock learning the carpentry trade. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, where he served on the USS Saratoga for 8 years. He was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida as well as Meridan, Mississippi and Norfolk Virginia. He was honorably discharged on November 30, 1977 having earned the Good Conduct Award, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, & Meritorious Unit Commendation.

After completing his service in the US Navy, Mr. Wheat moved to Mentone where he continued to expand his experience in the military by joining the National Guard Reserve. He attended Northeast Community College studying accounting along with forestry before returning to the carpentry trade. He worked his remaining adult life mastering the art of carpentry. In addition, he worked as a mail carrier on Saturdays in the Mentone area for many years.

Mr. Wheat was an avid fisherman. If he didn’t have a hammer in his hand, you could find him with his fishing buddy, Ralph Flynn on a nearby lake or river. Oh, and the fishing stories he could tell! But first and foremost, he loved spending time with his wife, sons, and grandkids. He was kind to all he came in contact with and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

He is survived by:

Wife: Kathy Blalock Wheat

Mother: Bernice Bishop Wheat

Children: Shaun (Sally) Wheat and Greg (Nikki) Wheat

Grandchildren: Allen (Erin) Wheat, Timdavid (Jodi) Wheat, Patrick Coots, and Emily Wheat

Great-Grandchildren: Everly Wheat

Brother: Joe Wheat

Preceded in death by:

Father: Verlie Wheat

Pallbearers: Allen Wheat, Timdavid Wheat, Patrick Coots, Ladon Willingham, David Hilliard, Matt Hilliard, Heath Blalock, and Joseph Lee

The family is accepting flowers


Date of Visitation: Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Visitation Location: Burt Chapel-Valley Head

Visitation Time: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM


Date of Funeral: Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Funeral Location: Burt Chapel-Valley Head

Funeral Time: 2:00 PM

Officiating: Rev. Brian Harris


Date of Burial: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Burial Location: Bankhead Cemetery in Mentone, AL with Military Honors

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5 entries.
Tracy Wood from Summerville, Ga wrote on January 13, 2023 at 3:20 am
Kathy and family, I’m so sorry to see this. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Tracy Wood
Jennifer and Jonathan Donbs from Ocoee wrote on January 10, 2023 at 11:47 pm
Our dear friends, we are so sorry for your loss. We love you guys!
Houston Smith from Menlo wrote on January 10, 2023 at 4:32 pm
Kathey,sorry to hear of the loss of ronald, was'nt around him much but he always seemed as if he knew me, and always greeted me with the smile seen often,he was alway's the person that we can hope to meet more like him everyday!! praying for the family,and hope tha God will bless and comfortyou and yours in the days to come !!
Amy Jones from Fort Payne wrote on January 10, 2023 at 1:08 pm
Praying for your precious family and sending love! I am so sorry for your loss.
Tommy & Carol Laney from Henagar wrote on January 10, 2023 at 4:09 am
Shaun and Sally we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your daddy. Praying for you all during this sad time.

Mr. Ronald Timothy Wheat2023-01-10T16:34:09+00:00
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