An avid hunter and fisherman, Fieldon Reed Wheat "Lawman" was born on May 25, 1936 in Colyell, Louisiana and went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 7, 2014 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He lived a very active and fulfilling life. He was retired from Carpenters Local 1098 and Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. He was also a former business owner and developer. He was known all over Livingston Parish Area for the many benefits he cooked for. He loved being with people. Visitation will be at Colyell Baptist Church, Colyell, on Saturday, February 8th from 5pm to 9pm. Visitation will resume at the church on Sunday, February 9th from 1:00pm until services at 3:00pm, officiated by his son, Rev. Clifton Wheat, Rev. Bill Hollifield, and Rev. Wayne Mack. Burial is at Colyell Community Cemetery. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his children and their spouses; Rev. Clifton and Suezyah Wheat, Cheryl and Robert Goins, Don and Kimberly Wheat; grandchildren and spouses, Eric and Lynette Wheat, Laura and Darrell Peak, Bo and Jana Goins, Justin and Leah Wheat, Holly and Justin Behiels, Jackie and Justin Townsend; great grandchildren, Macy Peak, Tristin Wheat, Rayeleigh Goins, Holden Behiels, and Joseph Wheat; step grandchildren, Billy Martin and fiancée Dianna Sartwell, Kassie and Scott Hudson, and Amanda Martin; step great grandchildren, Maggie Hudson and Jack Hudson; one brother, Ambers Wheat; two sisters, Amy Taylor and Judy Wheat; former wife and mother of his children, Mathel Wheat; and second wife, Rose Mary Wheat; special friends, Dino Watts, Randy and Billie Jean Watts, Gary Doyle, Hollis Taylor, and Wilburn Wheat; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph "Joe" and Irma Averett Wheat; infant son, Phillip Derrell Wheat; brothers, Bill and Vandell Wheat; great grandson, Reed Monroe Wheat. He was a member of Colyell Baptist Church and Live Oak Hunting Club. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the entire staff at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital as well as the many friends that called, visited, sent cards, and brought food during this difficult time. Pallbearers will be his nephews. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services, St. Amant 225-644-9683 www.churchfuneralservices.com
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2014