Oakland, ME - James Errold Wheelock, 77, passed away at Oak Grove Center in Waterville, ME on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. He was born February 3, 1941, to Walter Bion Wheelock and Mary Ellen Bucknam Wheelock and lived in Oakland, ME most of his life. James attended Oakland schools and graduated from Williams High School in 1959. \r\n\r\nSoon after graduation, James began his career as a milkman. He worked for Sturtevant's Dairy in Fairfield Center, ME until it was sold to Smiley's Dairy. He was with Smiley's until it was sold to Oakhurst Dairy where he remained until his retirement in 2004. While at Smiley's, James enjoyed playing on their bowling team. He also was a Red Sox fan and enjoyed country music, especially Roy Clark.\r\n\r\nIn January of 1960, he met his future wife, Donna Sawyer. They were first married in 1961 and remarried in1994. Together they had two daughters, Julie and Diana. James was very proud of "his girls" as well as his "two guys" Kevin and Kasey. \r\n\r\nJames was predeceased by all his grandparents; his Mom and Dad, Bion and Ellen Wheelock; his brother, Walter (Perk) Wheelock and Perk's wife, Nancy Leavitt Wheelock; his in-laws, Leo and Pearl Sawyer; and brothers -in-law, Norman Audet and Gerald Pelham.\r\n\r\nSurviving are James' wife, Donna; his daughter, Julie Wheelock Smith and her partner, Joe Ferro and Julie's two sons, Kevin and Kasey Smith; his daughter, Diana Wheelock her husband, Casey Cramton and Casey's two daughters, Sarah and Ellie Cramton; two sisters-in-law, Anita Pelham and Anne Audet; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and, of course his beloved yellow lab, Sam. \r\n\r\nJames' family would like to thank Brenda Pryor and the nursing staff at Oak Grove for their care and kindness.\r\n\r\nAs per James' wishes, there will be no visiting hours or services. After cremation, his ashes will be buried at Lewis Cemetery in Oakland, ME.