ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Dan Wheldon is being remembered not only as a champion driver but as a devoted husband, caring father, loyal friend, beloved son - and a neat freak.
Family members, friends, fellow drivers and hundreds of supporters said goodbye to Wheldon during a memorial service Saturday that included heart-wrenching letters by his wife and little sister, a story-filled eulogy by the best man at his wedding and two gripping songs by Wynonna Judd.
There were several references to Wheldon's love of keeping everything tidy. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner was one of the sport's most popular drivers. He died last Sunday in IndyCar's season finale at Las Vegas.
He was buried in a private funeral service following Saturday's public memorial at the First Presbyterian Church of St. Petersburg.