Mike Wheeless joined the Piggly Wiggly family in July, 2010. He partnered with Mr. Clem Burns until Mr. Burns retired in 2012. Mike began his grocery career in 1979, working his way up to vice president of Bryce-Emory Corporation which consists of four grocery stores. He was manager of the Freshway store in Zebulon, Georgia for 27 years.
Mike moved to Dublin along with his wife, Elisa, and their two sons. Elisa, a former school teacher, is now working alongside Mike at Piggly Wiggly. Both of their sons graduated from Georgia Southern University, working at the store summer and holiday breaks. Mike and Elisa's youngest, Michael, has returned to Dublin and is continuing the tradition of a family operated business as store manager.