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Michael Patrick Wheeler

Michael Patrick Wheeler
  • May 13, 1956 - November 21, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Celebrating the life of a very special man. From the first time we met Mike he welcomed us into his family. We always enjoyed his company &...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Rob & Jody Emerich - Family

“Although I had not seen Mike in many years, I was very saddened to learn of his passing. We became friends during our high school years at North...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: George Fricks - Edisto Island, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Mike was never without a smile or a kind word. He always asked how you were doing, and loved to make you...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Robin Klingenberg - Charleston, SC

“While I did not work directly with Mike, I did interact with him from time to time at the Hollings Cancer Center. He was the nicest guy in the world....Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Laskavy - Charleston, SC

“I worked with Mike for many years at MUSC and Hollings Cancer Center. I will always remember his genuine kindness, compassion and dedication to...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Alan Brisendine - Work

“It's surreal that I am writing this message. As I am doing so- teary eyed and extremely saddened, I know Mike would want me to be strong right now....Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Alexandria Green

“While I am deeply saddened to learn of Mike's passing, I am not surprised to read of his enormous accomplishments, awards and contributions to our...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Wade and Sharon Knowles

“So very sorry for your loss! Had known Michael since elementary school. Hope fond memories help with your grief. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Dawn Ellison Smith - School

“We are deeply hurt by hearing Mark has passed. Our prayers are with you always. I was always touched by Mike coming to RT 8th floor internal medicine...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Marcia and Mark Mathias

“I grew up with Mr. Mike´s daughter, Parker. We had many sleepovers and dinners at Wild Wing through out middle and high school. My heart goes out to...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Ashley Welch - Friend

“Thank You for your friendship and what you did for the Goose Creek band. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Ed Dougherty Doc - Demorest, GA

“I am so shocked and saddened by Mike's sudden passing. I've known Mike since my late teens and he was a really great guy and family man. My heart...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Kelli Beach Kinsman - Friend

“So sorry for your loss ,he was a great person that we knew at the shipyard and we are saddened this happened in the prime of his life ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Bobby Eidson - Moncks Corner, SC

14 of 17 | Posted by: Amanda Hallman - Friend

15 of 17 | Posted by: Amanda Hallman - Friend

“I had the pleasure of knowing Mike & his beautiful family the last 2 years when I worked as a caregiver for Mr. & Mrs. Jacques; both the Jacques &...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Amanda Hallman - Friend

“My condolence to the family.We were good friends in high school at N Chas. HS. We worked together at CNSYD. I was a nuc elect. There are a lot of...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Adams - Hanahan, SC - Friend

Michael Patrick Wheeler, 65, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Christine Marie Jacques Wheeler entered into eternal rest Sunday, November 21, 2021. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends at the funeral chapel Saturday from 1:00 pm until time of the service.

Mike was born May 13, 1956 in San Diego, California, son of Shirley Jean Bishop and the late Robert Lee Wheeler. He began work at the Charleston Naval Shipyard as a machinist in Shop 38, then SDE 1390. He became the first NID Director of Training and instructed inspectors in the refueling of nuclear reactors. This intensive instruction was the first of its kind at the Charleston Naval Shipyard. His service at the Shipyard eventually led to the position of Head of Congressional and Public Affairs, including the role of Editor for the employee publication "CNSY Pride." When the Shipyard closed, Mike was the last official employee of the Charleston Naval Shipyard, wrapping up final press releases and interviews around this major event in Charleston's history. For his work at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, he was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award by the Department of the Navy. A plaque in his honor is on the Shipyard grounds.

Mike went on to work at the Medical University of South Carolina, first as Veterans Affairs Research Service Compliance Officer, then as Privacy and Information Security Officer, developing protocols and audit processes for quality assurance. He served on the MUSC faculty as an Assistant Professor. In February of 2021 he retired from MUSC, where he had most recently served as Clinical Research Program Coordinator.

He was a graduate of Webster University, earning a Masters degree in Business Management. He was an avid Disney fan, body-builder and runner, and loved participating in the Charleston Dragon Boat Race fundraisers. He most enjoyed being a dad and a grand-dad.

In addition to his wife Christine and mother Shirley, Mike is survived by his son, Michael Patrick Wheeler II (Michelle) of Washington, DC; his daughter, Parker Lane Bellamy (David) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; his sister, Denise Wheeler of North Charleston, SC; and his grandson, Tanner Bellamy.

Memorials may be directed to MUSC Foundation/Hollings Cancer Center, 18 Bee Street, MSC450, Charleston, SC 29425.