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Jimmy Ray (Rusty) Wheless

February 19, 2014


Jimmie Ray (Rusty) Wheless, 81, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Norman.  Memorial Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, February 22 at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel with his brother-in-law, Mr. Kay Litterell of Borger, Texas officiating.  

He was born September 27, 1932 to Roger Sherman and Margaret Erin (Allen) Wheless in Seagraves, Texas.  He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict from 1949 to 1952.  He married Joyce Alene Hinds on October 4, 1956.

Mr. Wheless was a resident of Borger, Texas before moving to Edmond in March 2010 and then to the Norman, Oklahoma Veterans Center in March 2011.  

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Milton and Sunny Wheless; and sons, Roger and Darrell Wheless.

Mr. Wheless is survived by his wife Joyce; daughter, Jimmie Cogley; grandson, Justin Miller; granddaughters, Tammy Miller, Elizabeth, Briana and Heather Wheless and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Norman VA Center.

Services have been entrusted to the care of Primrose Funeral Service.  Condolences may be placed on-line at

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