(WADLEY) Bennett Wayne Wheeles, 64, of Wadley died Friday, July 12, 2019, at his residence.

An Ashland native, Mr. Wheeles was born July 2, 1955, the son of Elmer and Kate Mattox Wheeles. He was Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his wife, Marchell Wheeles of Wadley; five sons, Brandon Wheeles and Waylon Wheeles (wife, Christie), both of Lineville, Dillion Wheeles and Brandon Knight, both of Wadley, and Joey Knight of Phenix City; 11 grandchildren; four sisters, Jo Roughton of Mellow Valley, Shirley Baker of Wetumpka, Jane Chavers of Oneonta and Mary Jordan of Anderson, S.C.; two brothers, Jerry Wheeles of Alex City and David Wheeles of Ashland; special friend, Kristina Blevins; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wheeles was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Tanner Knight, and three other grandchildren; one sister and one brother.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.