John Earl Wheatley, Jr., age 71, died on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late John E. Wheatley, Sr. and Catherine Lyston Wheatley.
He is survived by his children, Terrance Reale, Christofo Reale, William Wheatley, Lise Grigsby, Kelli Wheatley, Becki Cameron, Anna Wheatley and Erin Wheatley.
Also surviving are his brothers, Michael, Thomas, David and Ricky Wheatley, and sister, Cathy Wheatley Readmond. There are 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Wheatley had served in the United State Air Force Reserves, and attended Essex Community College. His lifetime career was repairing batteries and generators.
In his spare time, he was an avid reader of John Sanford and James Patterson novels while drinking his black coffee he enjoyed so much.
He also “armchair” coached the Baltimore Orioles baseball team and the Ravens every season. A beloved family man and everyone’s favorite “Uncle Johnny,” his family adored him.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
A donation in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060-9979.
Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.