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Thomas Wheat

Thomas Aaron Wheat, 87, of Charlotte passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021, while surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Wheat was born in High Point, NC on May 21, 1933 to the late Lee and Estelle Roach Wheat. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Holston Wheat, a brother, Horace Wheat, and sisters, Edna Grubbs, and Lois Burton. Thomas was known as "Uncle Red" and was a proud U.S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict, he was also a 33rd Degree Mason. He loved his family and was a grandfather not only to his grandchildren but to all his nieces and nephews as well. He was a caring person who helped many people throughout his life. Uncle Red loved his dog tremendously, but his true love was his tractor. Over the years, he spent many days playing with his tractors. He will forever be missed.

Thomas is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Candi Wheat Lethcoe and John; son, Tommy Wheat; son and daughter-in-law, Billy Wheat and Trudi; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald Wheat and Carol; and grandsons, Shawn, Aaron, and Wyatt.

The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Stress-Free Homecare, and special thanks to Kim Jones, Tracy Byers, Tracy Brown, Kristina Valentine, Alisia Pucket, Jael Winkler, and Vickie Smith.

Services held by the family will be private.

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Red was a kind and thoughtful neighbor, and I so enjoyed getting to know him as my North Myrtle Beach 'wall buddy'! He was a great neighbor and will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with him as he joins his loving wife. Prayers for peach and comfort for his family during this time of loss. July in North Myrtle will not be the same without him!

Jo Vandiver Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

Im truly sorry to hear this I spent quite a lot of time at his house when I was a teenager Candi and I kept him on his toes wonderful memories when I think of him

Connie Beatty Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Wheat

The Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

You are home with all the people you love, heaven is a little brighter now. You will be missed by family and friends, but know that you and Mary will always be in our heart..

Jeannie Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

In loving memory of a longtime friendship with me and my late husband, Bill."Red" was the Best Man at our wedding in 1957.Nancy Riley

Nancy Riley Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heartsTim and Dale Alvis

Tim and Dale Alvis Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM