James Edward Wheatley Jr.



James Edward Wheatley Jr., 83, of Stafford County passed away Monday, June 4, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital.

As a member of Steamfitter's Local #602, James worked as a steamfitter from 1956 - 1996. He took a two-year break to serve his country in the United States Army from 1959 - 1961. While resuming his career as a steamfitter, he continued to serve his country in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1961 - 1964.

Survivors include his sons, Greg Wheatley (Mary) and Chris Wheatley (Beth); grandchildren Sarah, Caroline, Anna, Jack, Benjamin, Joe, Meg and Samuel; brother Frank Wheatley; sisters Alice Chaconas and Lois Sprinkle; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick Wheatley, and two sisters, Jane Broderick and Helen Keafer.

A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg with visitation to follow until 8 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Gates of Heaven cemetery in Silver Spring, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Micah Ecumenical Ministries.