Gay Sharon Smith Wheeler, age 70, of Bluff City, Tenn., went to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born on October 4, 1948, in Bristol, Tenn., a daughter of the late Verlin and Frances "Tee" Smith. She was a member of Johnson Chapel Church, and she retired from Glaxo Smith Kline. Left behind to cherish her memory are her loving husband and best friend of 43 years, Bobby Joe Wheeler; special daughter, Chrystie Phipps; special granddaughter, Abigail Artrip; grandson, Andrew Phipps; twin brother, Gary Smith and wife, Joan; brother, Jeff Smith and wife, Debbie; and special furry friend, Gracie The funeral service will be held 6 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Felty and Pastor Bobby Joe Wheeler officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:15 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2019, going to Eastern Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.