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David P. Wheeler

August 31, 1957 ~ March 15, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old

David Wheeler Obituary

Ware - David P. Wheeler better known to many as “Goofy,”  age 66, died unexpectedly at home, in Ware, Massachusetts on Friday, March 15th 2024.

David was a husband, father and friend. He leaves his wife of 21 years, Linda A. Wheeler; his sons, Jeremy D. Wheeler and Corey M. Wheeler both of Ware; four daughters, Christy D. Wheeler, Jessica R. Wheeler, Amy L. Wheeler and her spouse Kim Fish, and Brandie A. Wheeler. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rebecca Ann (McKay) Wheeler. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren; Xavier, Alexis, Kimberly, Elisha, Aliah, Emma, Allie, Kenyce and Khamari.

He was born in Palmer, son of the late David G. and Judith E. (Leveille) Wheeler.

David was the owner of C&D Auto Glass in Ware for 8 years, where he served many customers throughout the years.  He loved animals and always had pets. He leaves his canine friends, Harry, Diva, and Buddy behind as well.  He enjoyed racing enduro cars at the former Riverside Racetrack in Agawam and also at Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire. David had a love of cars and motorcyles which he rebuilt many and in later life, he enjoyed building model cars and cycles.  David loved to be outside and could often be found around the yard or in his workshop working on many projects; more often than not with his dogs close by his side. He also loved boating around Lake Wickaboag in West Brookfield surrounded by nature which he enjoyed.

Anyone that knew David well, was aware that his favorite holiday was the fourth of July. He took great pride in creating one of the biggest firework displays around town. Family, friends, neighbors and anyone else near by, got a chance each year to witness his love of fireworks and watching others enjoy the production. The yard would be full of adults and children sitting in lawn chairs with bug spray in hand, enjoying their snacks and getting exciting as they awaited that year’s firework show he had organized. The sky would light up with magnificent colors that left everyone amazed that he put all of this together for so many to enjoy. David, you will be forever missed by so many and will remain in our hearts forever.

A Celebration of Life for David is being planned for a future date.

Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware is assisting  family with arrangements. 

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