Gayle Marie Wheeler formerly of La Porte, TX, passed away March 15, 2022. She will be laid to rest at Mount Olivet, Fort Worth, TX, at a later date. Please feel free to join the family for a Celebration of Life at 1:00pm on April 3, 2022 at the family’s home located at 3611 Raguet Street, Nacogdoches, Texas.
Gayle was born on September 4th, 1939, to Roy and Rhoda Aline Hagan Thornton in Fort Worth, TX. Gayle was employed by Trimac as an executive assistant before retirement in 2010. She enjoyed gardening, dancing, reading and her crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Kenneth Myrl Wheeler; son, Clint Walker and wife Risa of Midland; son, Donald Walker and wife Robin of Lubbock; daughter Janie Walker of Allen; sister, Martha Raye Oldham of Oologah, OK; brother, Bubba Thornton and wife Kay of Austin; stepdaughters, Malisha Wheeler of Crosby; Debby Dycus Philpot of Burleson; Pam Parsons and husband Steve of New Braunfels; and Paula Dycus-McKay and husband Wendel of Burleson; grandchildren; great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and close friends.
Gayle is preceded in death by her biological mother, Rhoda Aline Hagan Thornton; Her former husband and the father of her children, Karl Walker; Her husband, James William Dycus; Her father, Roy Thornton; and Her mother, Theresa Marie Thornton Christopher.
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