Ricky Dean Wheatley
Ricky Dean Wheatley of Alpena, Arkansas was born December 14, 1962, in Harrison, Arkansas to Johnie and Lula Faye (High) Wheatley. Ricky passed away at home on the farm Sunday, December 26, 2021, as he was surrounded by family, at the age of 59.
Ricky loved to serve. He served his family through farming, carpentry and hauling. He served the community for over 35 years being an original member of South Carroll County Fire Department, and he was the constable of Carrollton for over 10 years. He served in law enforcement with the Sheriff’s office as a Reserve, Berryville PD, and Alpena PD where he was chief for a year. He served his church, Rudd Baptist Church, by being a Deacon and Sunday School superintendent. He served anyone he came in contact with, desiring to help them any way he could. Ricky Served. He also enjoyed playing his guitar, fishing in the pond, and sipping on a cup of coffee. Ricky loved his family deeply and always put them first.
Ricky is survived by his wife Cathy Wheatley of Alpena, Arkansas- they had just celebrated their 20th year wedding anniversary the 1st of December; daughter LaDonna Walker and fiancé Mike Hiatt of Harrison, Arkansas; sons Kenny Walker and girlfriend Sarahanne Yeo of Olathe, Kansas; and James Wheatley of Alpena Arkansas, & James’ fiancé Alliy Shelton of Green Forest, Arkansas; parents Johnie and Lula Wheatley of Alpena, Arkansas; brother Robert Wheatley and wife Khataza of Longview, Texas; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded by his maternal and paternal grandparents, & nephew Jeremiah Wheatley.
Visitation will be 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm, Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Nelson’s Green Forest Chapel. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Church on the Hill with Pastor Greg Lentz officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com. Donations can be made to the South Carroll County Fire Department @ 11500 Highway 103 South Green Forest AR, 72638, or to the Gideons.