William R. "Bill" Wheeler, age 67, of Jackson, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ.
Born in Elizabeth NJ, Bill was raised in Scotch Plains, lived in East Windsor and in 1978 relocated to the Jackson area. He was a biology teacher at Jackson Memorial High School and was responsible for starting the AP Bio classes as well as the first forensic science class offered in the state - an accomplishment that got him featured in the New York Times. He was a member of the Fossils Car Club and the Jackson Hole Gang.
Bill was predeceased by his parents William & Shirley Wheeler and his sister Susan. Surviving is his loving wife of 43 years Joan Wheeler (nee Brandt); children William Frederick Wheeler and his wife Jennifer and Christopher David Wheeler and his wife Anjelica; grandson William Theodore Wheeler; brother James Wheeler and his wife Leslie and many dear friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 2PM - 4PM and 7PM - 9PM at Horizon Funeral & Cremation Services, 1329 Route 37 West, Toms River. Cremation is private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Ronald McDonald House of Long Branch, 131 Bath Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740. www.rmh-cnj.org
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