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Archie Richard Wheat

Mr. Archie Richard Wheat, age 81, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, October 22, 2023, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born November 14, 1941, in Corcoran, California, to the late Melvin Archie Wheat and Adaline (Kimes) Wheat.

Mr. Wheat was an aircraft technician by profession, working for the United States Air Force for 34 years. Archie served active roles in Guam and Okinawa as well as supporting roles in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraq, and Iran.  Archie was a car lover by nature, spending time rebuilding older cars and attend car shows with his wife Linda. The two married March 14, 1965, in Stockton, California. Music also played a big role in Archie’s life, leading music in several churches.

Mr. Wheat is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Archie Wheat and Adaline (Kimes) Wheat, brothers, Marion Brazell, and James Douglas Wheat.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, 7 months, and 8 days, Linda Jean (New) Wheat; son, David Richard Wheat; daughter, Stephanie Leina Jones and husband Jeremy; grandchildren, Miranda Ybarra, Marc Jones, Ty Jones, Heather Amen, KatieAnne Davis; great-grandchildren, Dallis O’Rand, Khalessi Jones, Penelope Hodges, Denver Hodges, Emma Jones; brother, Doyle Ray Wheat and wife Pam; as well as a host of  friends that became more like family too numerous to mention.

Cremation Services for Mr. Wheat were entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home, there are no services scheduled for this time.

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