Our condolences go out to the family of Lynn Wheatcraft. During his Air Force career, Lynn was assigned to the 822nd TMS / 587th TMG and served as the Crew Chief for Long Count Launch Crew #4, and later as the Crew Chief for RFML Launch Crew #7-9.
Lynn Delong Wheatcraft (1932 – 2010)
Lynn Delong Wheatcraft, 78, of Columbus, MS passed away Friday, October 22, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – G.T., Columbus, MS. Mr. Wheatcraft was born February 27, 1932 in New Lexington, OH to the late Maurice and Frances Delong Wheatcraft. He was a resident of Columbus, MS for the past five years, having moved from Milton, FL. Mr. Wheatcraft served in the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant from 1952 – 1972, worked at Germanna Community College in Virginia, and was an education specialist with the U.S. Navy for ten years.
Mr. Wheatcraft is survived by his wife – Mary Warren Wheatcraft, Columbus, MS; step daughters – Faith Mace, Diana Brown, and Dee Malinich, all of Carlisle, PA; brothers – Neal Wheatcraft, Twinsburg, OH; Dean Wheatcraft, Columbus, MS; six step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.
Published online on 10/23/2010, courtesy of:
Lowndes Funeral Home & Crematory
1131 Lehmberg Road
Columbus, MS 39702