Graveside services for Dandy Lee Wheat, 65, of Kilgore, Texas will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Kilgore with Elder Jimmy Butler as eulogist. Arrangements are under the direction of Victory Funeral Services.
More commonly known as Danny, Dandy was born on Thursday September 1, 1955 in Overton, Texas to his parents, Claude and Geraldine Brittain Wheat and departed, this life Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Baylor University Medical Center-Gaston in Dallas, Texas.
As a child he became a member at Harmony Pirtle Baptist Church. He attended Elder Elementary and C. B. Dansby High School before entering Job Corp. Upon his return he entered the workforce using his skills as a trained painter at Kilgore Ceramics Corporation. Later in life he held employment at Gibson Drilling and ultimately concluded his work career at Basic Energy Services when his health failed.
In his spare time Danny enjoyed gathering with and listening to music with friends and family and attending trail rides.
His parents, a grandson, Tamarion Wheat, two brothers, Jimmy Wheat and Troy Wheat all preceded him in death.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Brenda Gale Wheat of Kilgore, TX; six sons, Danny Wheat, Jr. and his wife, Alitha, Christopher Wheat, Travis Wheat, Derrick Dudley, Early Williams, and Kendal Moore all of Kilgore, TX; sisters, Claudia Robinson and her husband, J. B., Jr. of Nacogdoches, TX; and Mary Wheat Smith and her husband, Raymond of Marshall, TX; brothers, Ricky Wheat and Napoleon Wheat and his wife, Susie all of Kilgore, TX; a sister-in-law, Marion Estelle Wheat, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and a host of other friends and relatives.
Viewing will be held at Victory Funeral Services on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 2 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. via drive-thru or exterior walk-up.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing and masks are required. Since the services will be held in an outdoor venue all guests should consider bringing a chair if not wanting to stand throughout the service.