Pete Wheeler


Age: 92

Summary: commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service who had led the agency dedicated to Georgia's military veterans (currently estimated at more than 752,000) since 1954, but who continued to play a role in leading the department by phone even after health issues forced him into medical leave in recent years.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed illness

Born: October 19, 1922

Died: April 21, 2015

Atlanta, Georgia