Mr. Gregory Ellis Wheeler, 66, of Richmond, Indiana passed away on January 3, 2020. He entered this world on February 12, 1953 in Richmond, Indiana the only child born to Thelma Perkins Diamond.
Greg retired from RP&L after many years. He was a devoted son to his mother. He was an excellent care giver to his mother, when her health failed her. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an avid card player. According to his friends he was one of the best card players.
He is survived by 2 sons: Antjuan Okey of Richmond, IN and Marcus Okey of Ft. Wayne, IN; Granddaughters: Taetum, Trinity, And Terahn Patterson of Huntertown, IN, Sacoryonna and Janae Okey of Ft. Wayne, IN, Antavia and Adaija Okey of Ft. Wayne, IN; Grandson: Marcus Okey, Jr. of Ft. Wayne, IN; Great-Grandson: Julian Martin of Ft. Wayne, IN. They were all the love of his life. Special cousins: Ora Jean Kidd, Larry Johnson, Harry & Shirley Faulkner, Garris (Rome) Welch, a host of other relatives & friends. Also his special friends: Tit Wright & Jerry (Baldy) Spicer.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Perkins Diamond; and by some of his card playing friends: Darrell Teague, Montaque Ghant, Art (Little King) McElroy, and Lamar Lundy III.
The family will host a Celebration of Life Service at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 12 Noon. Family and friends may call Saturday at the church one hour prior to the service. Send online condolences to the family via the guestbook at