Preston "Tater" Wheadon, 87, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at this Marion residence.
Tater was born in Fairmount, Indiana on July 10, 1032, son of the late Samuel Charles and Hazel (Adams) Wheadon. After serving in the Army from 1948 -1952, Tater married Virginia D. Abell on December 27, 1953. Virginia preceded him in death on August 25, 2005. He was a union construction worker and owned the Tater Patch Bar in Marion during the 60's. His brother, Grover, gave him his nick name while working in the potato patch throwing potatoes at each other when they were young. He enjoyed watching the Cubs and spending time with his family. He was a member of the VFW Post 7403 of Marion, the American Legion Post 95 of Jonesboro, and Charter member of AmVets Post 5 of Marion.
He is survived by daughter, Debra Ritter, son, Gary (Frances) Wheadon, daughter-in-law, Diana Wheadon, 31 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Tator was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three sons, Jerry , Jeffrey "Rick" and Terry Wheadon; great-grandon, Preston Lee Wheadon; son-in-law, Fred Ritter; brothers, Samuel Jr., Grover, and Paul Wheadon; sisters, Mary Wheaton, Gerry McIntyre, and Mildred "Midge" Winters.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Fairmount Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 415 S. Main Street, Fairmount, Indiana where visitation will be on Monday, May 11, 2020 from 11 AM - 1 PM. Funeral service will be at 1 PM. Burial will be at Park Cemetery with Military Rites
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