Walter “Buddy” Fletcher Wheeler

Walter “Buddy” Fletcher Wheeler, 85, of Manteo, NC died Saturday, December 17, 2022, at his home. 

Born in Scranton, NC on December 10, 1937, he was the son of the late Rosa Snoddy and William Waite Wheeler, Sr.

Having served his country honorably, Buddy was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as a meat cutter for Food-A-Rama and retired from the Dare County Water Department. 

An avid golfer, Buddy also loved to fish. He was a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church. 

Buddy is survived by his wife, Linda Cahoon Wheeler; daughter, Deborah Wheeler Pledger of Manteo; son, Walter Michael Wheeler of Hyde County; grandchildren, Christopher, Quintin, Hannah, Zac, and Andrew; and great-grandchildren, Zaiyden and Hailey. Also, surviving are his sisters, Marian Carawan and Joyce Carawan both of Swan Quarter; and brother, William “Bill” Wheeler of Manteo. 

In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his siblings, Jean O’Neal, Eleanor Swindell, Evelyn Wise, Aubrey Wheeler, Doris Jernigan, Mae Lupton, Dorothy Cahoon, and Margie Alexander.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no service at this time.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity or organization of one’s choice.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at