Dustin Matthew Wheeler, 31, had the heart of a lion and the spirit of a lamb

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Dustin Matthew Wheeler
Dustin Matthew Wheeler

Dustin Matthew Wheeler, 31, was called home to be with our Lord on Monday, May 23, 2016, in a tragic auto accident. He was joined in death by his girlfriend, Melissa Reynolds Stephenson.

Dustin was born August 16, 1984, in Greensboro. He was a loving and protective son, grandson, brother, uncle and nephew. Although his time here was short, his spirit touched everyone he met. Dustin had the heart of a lion and the spirit of a lamb. He was best known for his twinkling blue eyes and handsome smile. When he loved, he loved with all his heart. He was a treasure here on earth.

His true love was fishing. From the time he was a little boy, he could be found on the pier with a fishing pole in his hand and a smile on his face. Dustin always looked forward to fishing with his Paw-Paw. He loved his Paw-Paw, Butch Wheeler; he said that he was the only father he had ever known. He always said his Paw-Paw made him the man he had become. Although we will miss him, we know that they are together casting their lines with our Lord in heaven. Dustin attended South Brunswick High School and was formerly employed at Cash Unlimited Pawn before moving to Asheboro.

Dustin was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dennis ‘Butch’ Wheeler Sr.; and sister, Cassidy Miranda Poole.

He is survived by his mother, Angiela Kaye Wheeler; grandmother, June Pruitt Wheeler; sister, Brittany Bianca Poole; aunts, Tammy Wheeler Levan and Faith Wheeler Shore; uncles, Dennis Leon Wheeler Jr. and Darrell Levan; nephew, Skyler Farlow; and cousins, Tristyn Shore, Lindsay LeVan Townsend, and her husband, Joseph Townsend, Tyler LeVan, and his wife, Taylor May LeVan, and Jordan Levan.

Dustin was sincerely loved by all. His love and our memories will carry on in each one of our hearts. He was a beautiful angel that God took home. He is now with the greatest fisherman of all, Jesus Christ.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 to 6 p.m Saturday, May 28, with a memorial service following at 6 p.m., at Peacock, Newnam & White Chapel. The Rev. Joseph Townsend and the Rev. Bill Davis will be officiating the service. A reception will follow in the funeral home’s reception hall.

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