Ricky Wheeler

Ricky Jo Wheeler (1958 - 2010)

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Ricky Jo Wheeler
Born in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Sep 2017
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Categories: Bellingham, Washington | Calabasas, California | Redondo Beach, California | Quesnel, British Columbia | Memphis, Tennessee.



The early years

Ricky was born in 1958 the son of Roger Wheeler and living person. At this time his father Roger was in the Air Force so his first few years of life were spent living on an air force base [1]

At this time Roger was 22, and his mother was 18. He was the 2nd child born, with his first sister being a stillborn.

A little over a year later he would have a younger brother Rodney Morris Wheeler, then a few years later a sister would join them.

His father would later remarry Linda Wheeler and he would have a younger sister Kristina Wheeler.

Family life

Rick would marry his first wife at a young age of 18 on the 3rd of Feb 1977 in Clark, Nevada[2] and become a father to a daughter that would be raised as his own for her first few years, then shortly after that they would have a son.

In time the marriage would struggle, and they each would move on, divorcing on the 26th of Jan 1983[3] with Rick marrying again a few years later on the 23rd of Sep 1984 in Los Angeles, California[4]and together they would bring 2 amazing young men into this world.

Those three men today are standing strong and have now brought into this world amazing grandchildren to Rick - who unfortunately never had the opportunity to meet any of them.

Throughout the years

Ricky Jo was in many ways a character, standing tall at 6 foot 4, blond hair the ideal California Surfer dude.

His 15 minute claim to fame would be on an episode of the Surreal Life, making the winning spike for the nude resort volley ball team, playing against the likes of Ron Jeremy.

He would live in many places including:

  • 1211 15th Street in Bellingham, WA
  • Quesnel, BC
  • Calabasis, California
  • Redondo Beach, California


Ricky Jo would pass away Labour Day weekend on the 7th of Sep 2009[5], almost to the day his father had 20 years before. His life would end on September 7, 1990 due to Malignant Melanoma, would would spread fast through his body.[6] he would be cremated[7]


  1. Tennessee birth certificate 141-53-81444 and in personal records of Kristina Wheeler
  2. Nevada Marriage Index, Page B077166, Instrument 875263
  3. California divorce index
  4. California Marriage index
  5. SSDI for Ricky Wheeler
  6. personal events witnessed by Kristina Wheeler
  7. Find A Grave: Memorial #185840304 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 August 2018), memorial page for Ricky Jo Wheeler (24 Nov 1958–7 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 185840304, ; Maintained by Kristina Wheeler (contributor 49355154) Cremated.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Ricky by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Ricky:

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Images: 4
5 Generations all together
5 Generations all together

Rodney Wheeler Image 1
Rodney Wheeler Image 1

Rodney Wheeler Image 2
Rodney Wheeler Image 2

Ricky Wheeler Image 4
Ricky Wheeler Image 4


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