Randy Jack Wheeler
Aug. 1, 1953 – Jan. 10, 2022
Longtime Alaskan and Ninilchik resident Randy Jack Wheeler, 68, passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage.
Service will be held at Rivers of Life church., 15730 Kingsley Road, Ninilchik AK, on Jan. 20 at 11 a.m.
Randy was born Aug. 1, 1953, in Long Beach, California. He grew up in Medford, Oregon before moving to Alaska in 1982.
Randy served in the United States Army from 1970 to 1973. He then moved on to the oil field industry in Nikiski, Alaska, working on the Steelhead and other oil platforms in the Cook Inlet. He then went on to work for various companies in the North Slope region eventually retiring as a Drill Site Operator for BP.
“Our family lost a wonderful man. He held his family and Lord above all things. His dad jokes and funny songs ring through our memories as we cherish the moments we shared with him. He was a loving man with calloused hands and big heart. He lived to teach his kids and family life lessons, and to make sure that we had everything that we needed to live our lives to the fullest. His favorite sayings were ‘You are my Pride and Joys’ and ‘I Love You More and I Always Will Too!’ He lived and breathed by these words. His legacy will live on in the eyes and hearts of the generations that he dedicated his life too.
“We love you Dad! We will miss everything about you! We will never forget to ask ourselves ‘Is a frog’s butt watertight?’”
Randy was preceded in death by Kay Lane (mother), Tim and Bettie Basham (uncle and aunt), Michael Basham (cousin), Betty and Jim Oliver (mother and father-in-law), Harper Willow Wheeler (granddaughter).
He is survived by his Wife, Sharon Y. Wheeler of Ninilchik and their five children: Sarah K. Wheeler, Allen J. Jones, William 2 Wheeler, Bettye K. Wheeler, And JC Wheeler; and 12 grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be sent to Sharon Wheeler, P.O. Box 39191, Ninilchik AK 99639.