Carl R. Wheaton



BAR HARBOR and Williamsburg, Va.

Lt. Col. Carl R. Wheaton died on Sept. 12, 2019, at Patriots Colony in Williamsburg, Va. Carl was born on Oct. 23, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y., second son of Andrew Lehtinen Wheaton and Abby Richardson Wheaton. He was raised in Bar Harbor and graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1941. During WWII, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served as a pilot in the Pacific.

After the war, Carl married Virginia Hodgkins from Bar Harbor. They had a daughter, Peggy, and a son, Steve, before divorcing.

After graduating from the University of Maine, Carl returned to military service in the United States Air Force. While serving in Virginia, Carl met Juliette Gardner Garrison. They married in 1952. Juliette had a daughter, Martha Leigh Garrison; Carl and Juliette had a daughter, Katie, and a son, Andrew.

Carl completed an MS from MIT. He retired from the Air Force in 1969, and started a second career in aerospace engineering with Honeywell. Carl and Juliette moved to Williamsburg in 1989.

Carl was preceded in death by his brother, Steve, his daughters Peggy and Katie, and his son Andrew.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Juliette; daughter, Marti Grubaugh (Jeremiah), son, Steve (Mary), and his niece Leslie Pounds (Cal). He is also survived by seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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