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David was born the second of six children in Lewisburg, TN and was raised on the fifth generation family farm located near Belfast, TN. He graduated from Marshall County Senior High and received a Bachelor’s degree in Agri-Business from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
After graduating from University of Tennessee in 1970, David received his commission in the U.S. Army, serving an overseas tour in The Republic of South Korea. After military service in the Army, David returned home to Shelbyville and obtained his Tennessee Real Estate license. In 1973, David and his father-in-law, Auburn Wheeler, opened their real estate and auction company serving Shelbyville, Bedford County and Southern Middle Tennessee.
David is Principal Broker and owner of Craig & Wheeler Realty and Auction, LLC, a licensed auctioneer with the firm, and also licensed Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser.
David is married to the former Belinda Wheeler, the daughter of the late Auburn Wheeler, who is also an agent with the company. David and Belinda are proud parents of two sons, Tad and Ben, who are active, integral parts of the company.
He is an active member and past director of the Middle TN Better Business Bureau, a past president of Shelbyville Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, past president of Shelbyville Lions Club, a silver sponsor of the Habitat for Humanity for the past 16 years, supporter of the First Choice Pregnancy Center, sponsor of Bedford County Fair, a corporate sponsor of TN Walking Horse National Celebration, past president of Bedford County UT Alumni, past president of Shelbyville Bedford County Board of Realtors, member of American Legion Post #23, where he has served as Boys’ State Chairman for Bedford County for over 30 years. David is an elder and active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville.
David enjoys cattle farming, traveling and spending time with his four grandchildren.
Family oriented, Craig & Wheeler Realty and Auction, LLC, is one of the oldest real estate and auction firms in Southern Middle Tennessee offering proven professional tradition with personal commitment and high technology marketing techniques. “Our Business is Selling Your Property.”