Joe E. Wheeler

Joe Wheeler was a man on a mission. He had a dream of owning and running his own printing business, and he was determined to make it happen. He had worked hard to save up enough money to purchase the small building in Columbus, Georgia, and had invested in the necessary equipment to get his business off the ground.

It wasn't easy. Joe worked long hours and often put in extra time in the evenings and on weekends. but his hard work paid off. Diversified printing services soon became a thriving business, and Joe became a well-known member of the community.

Joe was known for his attention to detail and dedication to quality. He was also generous and often offered discounts to those who were struggling financially. His employees were loyal and appreciated his fair treatment and generous nature.

Joe was also a man of faith. He was a strong believer in the power of prayer and often sought solace in his faith during difficult times. He was a regular attendee at Sunday services and a member of the local church.

Joe Wheeler was a father figure to many of the employees at Diversified Printing Services. He was a mentor and teacher to those who worked for him and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Joan, in particular, was one of Joe's favorites.  She had come to the business with no real experience in the printing trade, but Joe had taken her under his wing and taught her the ropes. As Joan began to gain confidence and skill in the printing business, Joe noticed her natural leadership abilities. He began to trust her with more challenging tasks and responsibilities and soon realized that she had the potential to be a great manager. Joe promoted Joan to the position of production manager, and the two worked closely together to ensure the success of their business. Joan admired Joe's work ethic and his dedication to his employees. She respected him and followed his example in her own work. Joe Wheeler was a leader and a role model, and his legacy still lives on at Diversified Printing Services today. He was a beloved figure in the Columbus, Georgia, community and was remembered fondly by all who knew him. 

Joe Wheeler was a man of action. He took on the task of printing the Wings of Silver cookbook with enthusiasm and dedication. He worked closely with the officer's wife, who had originated the project, helping her to ensure that the book was printed to a high standard. Joe and his team of employees worked diligently on the project, often putting in extra hours to get the job done. Joe was a perfectionist and made sure that each page was printed to the highest quality. He wanted to make sure that the finished product was something of which he could be proud. The Wings of Silver cookbook was a great success and was sold all over the country. It was a testament to Joe's commitment to excellence in printing. The success of this project solidified Joe's reputation as one of the best printers in the area and opened up many new job opportunities for Diversified Printing Services.  Joe continued to run his business with the same level of passion and dedication that had made it successful. His passion for printing was evident in all of his work and he was an inspiration to those who worked with him. Joe Wheeler's legacy of hard work and dedication will always be remembered. 

Joe Wheeler was a man of many talents who was respected and admired by many who had the pleasure of working with him. Joe Wheeler was a craftsman and a businessman. He started his career in the printing industry in the late 1950s and quickly made a name for himself as one of the most reliable and skilled employees at the shop. Joe was known for his dedication and attention to detail, and his work was an art form. Joe was a leader in the industry, and his knowledge and expertise was sought after by many in the business. Joe was also a great family man. He was married for more than 40 years to his wife, and they raised three children who all went on to successful careers. Joe was a man of faith and was a dedicated member of his church. Joe Wheeler was a generous man, and he often made donations to charities and other causes he believed in. He was a great example of someone who worked hard and used his skills to make a difference in the lives of others. Joe Wheeler left behind a legacy of hard work and dedication, and his influence will be felt for many years to come.

When Joe returned, the shop seemed to take on a new life. Joe was back in the office, back to his networking and selling, and back to the grind of day-to-day production. With his help, orders were quickly filled, problems were resolved, and all of the employees were energized by his presence. Joe was a great leader, and he always made sure everyone was doing their job to the best of their ability. He was the type of boss who could be stern and sternly direct when it was needed, but he was also a great mentor, and he always made us feel that we were a team and that we were all in it together. He trusted us and gave us the freedom to take on new projects and to make our own decisions, but he was always there to offer advice and support. Joe was a true professional, and he had a great command of the printing industry. he knew the technology, he knew the papers, he knew the machines, he knew the customers and he knew how to get the job done right. Joe was respected and admired by all of us who worked with him, and his presence will be greatly missed.

Vann Baker & Brad Wheeler

Second Generation Printer - Bradley T. Wheeler     

   After High School Graduation from Pacelli, owner Brad Wheeler enrolled at Columbus College, and met Kent Mathis in a Physical Ed Class.  Kent had a profound impact on his life.  He shared the love of Jesus with him.  A few months later while in Kansas City at a large Campus Crusade for Christ event, KC83,  Dr. Howard Hendricks was preaching and innovation to receive eternal life. Brad went forward and made that life altering commitment. 

     After returning home, Brad soon felt a call into ministry.  He helped start a bible club with the help of Rice Brooks (God's Not Dead) who was with Maranath Ministries at Auburn at that time.  Later he joined the BSU and served on student staff.  Feeling a greater calling, Brad enrolled in Southeastern College and majored in Bible.  Earning his ministerial licence Brad joined the staff at Edgewood Assembly of God.  

     After the birth of his son a number of years later God began to prepare him for a new direction.  In 1995 while still working in the family business, Brad was faced with a decision to leave the business or stay. Needing direction Brad sought out the guidance of Pastor Brunson.  "God needs Christian printers" pastor said,  and the decision was made to make the family business the priority.  Several months later Brad's father was diagnosed with cancer and would survive about 10 months.  

     Once again, faced with the decision to leave the business or stay he chose to go for it.  In 1998 he purchased the business from his family.  It was the right decision and Brad credits any of his success with his devotion to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Brad and Donna are members at Church of the Highlands in Columbus, Georgia.  

May 1, 2017

The Lord is good and is greatly to be praised.  A fresh wind is blowing across the land. The time is now to seek HIM while HE may be found. The refreshing of the Holy Spirit awaits you and me.  

Brad and Donna Wheeler, Owners


The best years are ahead for Diversified Printing Services, Inc. 

We are reminded that this life is short, love your family, make friends, work, and prosper in the Lord!