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Jack graduated with the Dora High School class of 1977. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, 4-wheelers, and horses. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He lived and worked all his life around the Vanzant and Mtn. Grove areas. He was currently employed with the Whetstone Veterinary Clinic of Mtn. Grove.
Jack was preceded in death by a nephew, Ryan Kutz; a brother-in-law, Bill Turnbull; his paternal grandparents; his maternal grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.
Survivors include his son, Michael Wheat and wife, Brandy, of Virginia Beach, Va.; his parents, B.E. “Jack” and Lyda Wheat of Vanzant, Mo.; three sisters, Marcia Turnbull of Mansfield, Mo., Sherry Pennell and husband, Monty, of Dallas, Texas, and Pam Blankenship and husband, D.J., of Springfield, Mo.; his girlfriend, Dawn Stein, of Mtn. Grove, her two sons and their families; three nieces, Angela Parker, Jennifer Cudworth, and Nicole Sauceda; four great-nieces, Natosha Parker, Samantha Parker, Patience Hackett, and Kambre Sauceda; one great-nephew, Roy Parker.
Jack will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel with the Rev. Stasey Sheppard officiating. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. before the service on Friday.
Burial will be in the Tedrick Cemetery under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.
Online condolences: www.craig hurttfuneralhome.com.