He was born on March 6, 1929 in Belle Union to James Austin Wheeler and Alda Rose Butler Wheeler.
As a teenager, he received Salvation and became a member of Union Valley Baptist Church in Belle Union.
He was a 1947 graduate of Belle Union High School.
Eldon had been employed at the Omar Bakery, and retired from IBM where he worked as a dispatcher and in accounting and payroll.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother – in-law, Verlin and Dorothy Scott; a sister, Betty Nichols; a brother, Fred Wheeler; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Scott Keller.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Betty Louise Scott Wheeler; his children, Sandra Sue Garner and husband Charlie of Plainfield, Carla Marie Stierwalt and husband Phil of Belle Union and Eldon Neill Wheeler and wife Kim of Mooresville; a brother, Jack Wheeler and wife Linda of Cloverdale; five grandchildren, Phillip Neill Stierwalt and wife Maria of Danville, Jeremy Stierwalt and wife Amy of Parrish, FL, Angela Gibbs of Indianapolis, Megan Garner of Jackson, KY, and Ian Neill Wheeler of Mooresville; five step-grandchildren, Justin Allbright of San Jose, CA, Grace Allbright of Mooresville, Joshua Allbright and wife Amber of Indianapolis, Chris Garner and wife Jenny of Noblesville and Felicia Francis of McCordsville; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Stierwalt of Danville, Liam Stierwalt of Danville; six step-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Ancel Keller; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Janice Jester; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 1 PM at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, with Pastor Joshua Fitzsimmons officiating. Interment will follow at Walnut Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday December 16, 2015 from 4 PM to 8 PM at the funeral home.