1966 – 2015

LEWISTON — Chris C. Wheeler Sr., 48, of Lisbon passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, at Central Maine Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident with his loving family at his side.

Chris was born in Boothbay Harbor on Sept. 22, 1966, a son of Robert and Patricia (Chase) Wheeler Jr. He grew up in the Boothbay area and attended local schools there. He was a graduate of Boothbay Region High School.

After high school, Chris proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for nearly four years. After his service in the military, he started working at Bath Iron Works as an electrician. While there, he earned his associate degree at Maine Maritime Academy in a work-provided education program.

On Aug. 20, 1994, he married the former Michelle Taylor at the chapel at Bowdoin College.

Chris was always known for his contagious smile and vibrant personality, his love for the Boston Bruins, his fascination with helicopters, kayaking, fishing, hiking and attending high school basketball games. He will also be remembered for his love of spending quality time with his family, and Hayley will forever be “Daddy’s Girl.”


He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Michelle Wheeler, and their daughter, Hayley, of Lisbon; a son, Chris C. Wheeler Jr. and his wife, Jacqueline, of Henderson, Nev.; his siblings, Robert Wheeler III, Patrice Carter and Roberta Wentworth; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Jordan and Juliana Wheeler; and two very special grandnieces, Elise and Tegan Gianikas.

He was predeceased by his father, Robert Wheeler Jr.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the nursing staff in the ICU at Central Maine Medical Center for the care and compassion that they showed Chris and his family during this trying time.

Condolences may be shared with Chris’ family at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com.

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