Raymond LeRoy Wheat, 82, of Huntsville, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022, at Willard Walker Hospice, Fayetteville. 

He was born Monday, July 17, 1939, in Farmington, to Raymond Perry and Iona Jane Coy Wheat.

LeRoy married Shirley Eldredge on Tuesday, July 1, 1997, in Eureka Springs, and together they were parents to six children. 

He was a wheel manufacturer and a member of Hartwell Church of Christ. LeRoy enjoyed collecting knives, old cars, and spending time with his animals and his grandchildren.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Brendon Wheat. 

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Wheat, of the home; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Michael and Sherry Wheat, of Langley, Okla., Tyrone Wheat of Huntsville, Michael and Becky Toynton of Colcord, Okla., and David and Maria Toynton of Springdale; one daughter and son-in-law, Diann and Tom Polston of Clifty; and many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 1, 2022, at Upper Campground Cemetery with Grant Toynton officiating. 

Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.