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Celebrating the life of

Melvin Douglas "Doug" Wheeler

September 19, 1949 - July 17, 2020

Melvin Douglas

Melvin Douglas “Doug” Wheeler, age 70, died July 17, 2020 after a long illness.  The Savannah native was a machinist, retiring from the Hobart Company.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and was also formerly in the Naval Reserve.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy O’Berry Wheeler of Savannah; three daughters, Rebecca (Billy) Morris, and Donna (Alan) Copeland, both of Brunswick, and Rhonda (Michael) Vinson of Nahunta; a brother, Steven Wayne Wheeler of Savannah; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey Wheeler.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Remembrances may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, at woundedwarriorproject.org.

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

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Kathy, I am so sorry to hear about Doug. You and your family are in my prayers.

- Julie Chandler, Charleston , SC


I knew Melvin in the US Navy. He was a great guy that I truly admired. My prayers go out to Wayne and the family.

- Rev. Tom Maddox, Naples, Fl


I knew Melvin in the US Navy. He was a great guy that I truly admired. My prayers go out to Wayne and the family.

- Rev. Tom Maddox, Naples, Fl


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200

  • A Celebration of Life Will Be held at a later date