Elwood “Bubba” C. Wheatley, Jr.

Salisbury – Elwood “Bubba” C. Wheatley, Jr., 73, of Salisbury, Maryland passed from this life peacefully among friends and family on Friday, July 16, 2021.

He was born one of six children to the late Elwood (Sr.) and Martha Wheatley on August 5, 1947 in Chance, Maryland. Elwood graduated from Deal Island High School, Class of 1966. He retired in 2001 from C&P Telephone/Verizon after 24 years of service. Elwood owned and operated Bubba’s Place Sports Cards and Collectables located in Salisbury. He gave back to the community through his service as a volunteer fire fighter with the Fruitland Volunteer Fire Company, and Secretary of the Skipjack Heritage Museum in his hometown of Chance.

Elwood is survived by his two children Jason (Katie) (43) and Paris (33), granddaughter Kelly Ann (8) and siblings Aneita Shores, Gorman (Linda), and Agnes (Randy) Arnold. He has now joined his mother and father, and his late siblings William and Robert. The family would like to recognize Mike Mercer of Salisbury for his unwavering friendship, dedication and service to Elwood and the Wheatley family.

A viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Hinman Funeral Home, P.A., 11673 Somerset Ave; in Princess Anne, Md. where a viewing will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Rev. Linwood “Sonny” Benton will officiate. A luncheon immediately following the service will be held at the Rock Creek Church Hall in Chance, MD. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Elwood’s honor to the Skipjack Heritage Museum, 23529 Deal Island Rd., Chance, MD 21821.

1 comment to Elwood “Bubba” C. Wheatley, Jr.

  • delbert e phelps

    My condolences to the family. Bubba was a personal friend of mine. I met him the first day I went to work for C&p in Ocean City. It was all AT&t then. He would always tease me about the company of having a lay off. Of course it would always worry me. I retired from Verizon in the year of 2000 and moved to South Carolina. I remember him from the Fruitland Fire Dept at the all you can eat chicken and dumplings dinner. He was a good friend.

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