Mr. Wells was a resident of Dudley and worked most of his life as a dairy farmer. He was of the Baptist faith.
On June 17, 1976 he was united in marriage to Barbara Britton in Ghent, Ky. Mrs. Wells survives of their home in Dudley.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Christopher Wells of Dudley; by three daughters, Wendy Barker of Garden City, Mo., April Dyle of Dexter and Crystal Strickland of Dudley; by two sisters, Betty Wells Clark of Sikeston and Carolyn Hayden of Charleston; and by six grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Sherman Wells, Vernon Wells and Harold Wells; and by five sisters; Helen Lovins, Teresa Mae Warren, Mary Wells Pullum, Opal Holman and Wilma Break.
Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 from 9-10 a.m. Funeral services will then be conducted on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Roger Overby officiating.