June 13, 2024

David K. Wheatley


Seekonk – David K. Wheatley, 69, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Deborah R. (Waterman) Wheatley for nearly forty years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Albert D. and Mary A. (Brown) Wheatley.

David graduated from Seekonk High School in 1973 and resided in Seekonk most of his life. A classic car enthusiast, David studied auto mechanics at New England Institute of Technology and cherished his 1974 blue Plymouth Road Runner (Beep Beep!) He worked at Bruce Diamond Corp., Attleboro, as a machinist for over forty years. David was a music buff of classical rock and was an avid movie collector. He enjoyed woodworking, riding motorcycles and cake baking.

He is survived by his beloved children, Shayna Wheatley and her companion, William S. McCrary, of Seekonk, and Capt. David A. Wheatley and his wife, Danielle, of New Mexico; two adoring grandsons, Hunter D. and Noah A. Wheatley; two sisters, Cynthia R. Wheatley of Seekonk, and Brenda L. Wheatley of Florida, and a dear family friend, Walda K. Parker of Florida.

His funeral was held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 and began with visitation at 9:30 a.m. and concluded with Services at 11:00 a.m. in WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Interment with his late wife followed at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116 would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.trippfuneralhome.com.

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