Dennis Raymond Wheatley, 64, of Orangefield, passed from this life Tuesday, May 12, at his residence following an illness.
Born Aug. 26, 1950 in Orange, to James W. Wheatley and Mattie Mae ( Bowling ) Wheatley. He attended school in West Orange and was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked as an Operator at the DuPont, Sabine River Works Plant in Orange. Dennis was a longtime resident of Orange and was of the Baptist faith, he enjoyed playing pool, listening to music and dancing. Dennis enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be missed dearly.

Dennis is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald Wheatley; paternal grandparents, J. W. and Elizabeth Wheatley; maternal grandparents, James and Vertie Bowling and his stepson, Grady Allen Berry.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 20 years, Christine Wheatley of Orangefield; daughters, Amanda Wheatley of Houston; Brenna Wheatley of Orange and his adopted daughter, Ramona Garrett of Galveston; son, Wyndol Wheatley and his girlfriend, Tammy of Orange; stepson, Robert Berry of Orange; brother, James W. “ Bo “ Wheatley and wife, Mae of Huxley; the mother of his children, Joyce Wheatley of Orange; grandchildren, Ashley Wheatley of Yucca Valley, Ca. and his adopted granddaughters, Savannah Gravett and Gillian Gravett. Dennis is also survived by his numerous nieces, nephews and members of his extended family and last but not least, Dennis is survived and will be missed by his K-9 Buddy, his Dachshund, Corky.

Services to honor Dennis’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 16, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Chaplain David Abshire, officiating.

A gathering of Dennis’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 PM just prior to the services. Cremation will be held following the services and military honors will be performed by the Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group.
Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.