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Sidney Frank Wheeler

Sidney Frank Wheeler

July 4, 1934 - January 21, 2020     Age: 85

Sidney Frank Wheeler died on January 21, 2020.  He was the son of the late Elizabeth Nowell Wheeler and Sid Wheeler of Monroe, Georgia.  Mr. Wheeler was born on July 4, 1934 in Monroe, Georgia and graduated from Monroe High School.  He later graduated from Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia School of Law.  He was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy while at Georgia Tech and was on active duty between college and law school.  He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia while still in law school and began his law practice in Atlanta in June 1962 with the law firm then headed by E. Smythe Gambrell, where he was made a partner.  In 1967, Mr. Wheeler joined Ben L. Weinberg, Jr. and Palmer H. Ansley to form Long, Weinberg, Ansley & Wheeler.  In 1999, he was a founding partner in the law firm of Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial where he practiced until his retirement.  He was a trial lawyer for more than forty years, principally representing doctors and hospitals in numerous medical malpractice cases.

Mr. Wheeler was a member of the usual bar associations and court rosters and was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He was a member of the Old War Horse Lawyers Club, the Advocates Club, Phi Delta Phi, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta and the Gridiron Secret Society. 

Mr. Wheeler is survived by his wife of 29 years, Linda Stanley Wheeler and three children: Bradley Wheeler Kirsch (Scott) of Chapel Hill, NC, John Douglass Wheeler (Mary Susan) of Atlanta, and Mary (Molly) Wheeler Jackson (Joseph) of Atlanta, as well as seven grandchildren: Molly Elizabeth Kirsch, Hugh Wheeler Kirsch, Jane Winifred Wheeler, John Douglass Wheeler, Jr., Elizabeth Dasher Wheeler, Joseph Nowell Jackson, and John Bradley Jackson.  He is also survived by a sister, Marjorie (Molly) Wheeler Barnes of Atlanta.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Nowell Wheeler.

A private family graveside service will be held in Rest Haven Cemetery in Monroe, Georgia, where Mr. Wheeler will be buried near his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sid Wheeler, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foster Nowell and great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Gordon Nowell and Mr. and Mrs. John Richmond Carithers.  Arrangements will be by Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors of Fernandina Beach, Florida and Tim Stewart Funeral Home of Monroe, Georgia.

10 Condolences

  • Steve & Susan Brown Posted January 23, 2020 7:35 pm

    Sorry to hear of Sidney’s passing. Our prayers are with the family.

  • Suzanne Trexler Fink Posted January 24, 2020 8:00 am

    Sid was my first boss out of law school. While tough and demanding, the tools he gave me to practice have lasted a life time. I revered the man. I am so sorry for other loss.

  • Bill and Terry Gregory Posted January 24, 2020 9:50 am

    Our thoughts are with the family

  • Bo Chambers Posted January 24, 2020 2:26 pm

    So sorry to hear about Sids passing!!

    Sorry to hear about Sids passing!! He was a contemporary of mine. I tried cases with him and against him. He was an outstanding trial lawyer and i considered him a good friend. Bo Chambers

  • Dennis Caniglia Posted January 24, 2020 2:54 pm

    Sid was a great friend and advisor to me for many years before my retirement from St. Paul. He was a great Lawyer who also had great “common sense” about him. He was responsible for me getting into Gridiron which was a great event that helped change my life. We had lunch together on a regular basises. I remember when he first met Linda and how excited he was about finding his soon to be wife! My condolences go out to Linda and the children. He will be missed by so many people who he touched in life. God Bless and you will be missed old friend!! “Sic vos non Vobis”.

  • Charlotte & Mike Bowling Posted January 24, 2020 8:50 pm

    We are so sad to hear of Sid’s passing Linda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  • Lance & Robin Lourie Posted January 25, 2020 8:39 am

    We are so saddened by Sid’s passing. He was a great friend and mentor. He will be sorely missed.

  • Andrea Bennett Posted January 25, 2020 1:22 pm

    Sid was a great lawyer and friend, and a mentor to me. My condolences to Linda and all of Sid’s family.

  • Linda Merritt Posted January 27, 2020 6:38 am

    Linda and family, Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Gene Wilkes Posted March 21, 2020 7:54 pm

    Sad to hear about Sid’s demise. We were fraternity brothers at GA Tech and shared many good times. He had a great sense of humor. No doubt he will be missed by many.

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