Barry Kraig Wheeler, age 51, a Fort Lauderdale resident, passed away on December 11th, 2020. His life was taken early by an extremely aggressive form of pancreatic cancer.
Kraig was born on December 31st, 1968 in Marietta, Georgia to Douglas and Virginia Wheeler. He was a well-respected mortgage broker for many years in Georgia and in Florida. He was a sports fanatic and a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He loved Fantasy Football and was the commissioner of a team for many years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed mountain climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and boating. He was very dedicated to a life where fitness and wellness were a top priority. Kraig had a true zest for life and lived every day the way he wanted. He was a great friend to many and always had a “larger than life” story to tell. He was an amazing father and a husband who made life worth living. He will be missed tremendously.
Kraig was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas Eugene Wheeler & Virginia Louise Wheeler, brother, Kenneth Eugene Wheeler.
Kraig is survived by his wife, Lisa Wheeler, son Brandon Benschoter and brother Keith Wheeler.
Currently, there are no service arrangements due to restrictions on large gatherings. A future memorial service in Florida and in Georgia will be announced for 2021.
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