James Leon Wheelock

July 21, 1949 ~ October 23, 2018 (age 69)

James Leon Wheelock, 69, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, surrounded by his family and close friends.

Jimmy was born in Ticonderoga, NY on July 21, 1949 to Thomas and Josephine (Pezzulo) Wheelock. He graduated from Port Henry High School and attended Siena College. He was employed in the construction field for most of his life. Jimmy’s love of reading was surpassed only by his love of family and deep and everlasting friendships.

Jimmy is survived by his son, Michael, of Albany and daughters Nevada, Nicole and Daytona of Mineville; his siblings, Nancy (Thomas) Rodick of Ballston Lake, Laura (Joseph) Tromblee of Port Henry, Thomas (Kitty) Wheelock of Port Henry, Mary Rodriguez of Port Henry, Elizabeth (Steven) Montagnola of Oswego, Kathleen Tibbits of Syracuse, Joseph Wheelock of Elmira; grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents.

Jimmy will be fondly remembered for his quick wit and humorous story-telling. More importantly, Jimmy will be remembered for his genuine kindness to others,

His family would like to thank all who loved and supported him through this most difficult time in his life. A special thank you to one of his oldest and dearest friends, Nancy (Kelley) Kullman, Jon Cooke (and family), Aloma Manville, Billy Gray and Susanne LaForest.

There will be no services at Jimmy’s request. Donations in his memory can be made to the Sherman Free Library, 20 Church St., Port Henry, NY 12974.

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