Robert Joseph Wells Sr.,
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Chief Master Sergeant (E-9), USAF (Ret)
JULY 26, 1933 - OCTOBER 27, 2013
Resident of Atwater CA. Bob Wells, 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 27 in Merced, CA.
Robert (Bob), 80, was born in Peoria, IL and raised in Canton. Bob and Lois were married 57 years and raised 5 children and had a wonderful life. Chief Wells is decorated with the Air Medal for combat missions in Vietnam along with many other medals and awards in his 26 years in the US Air Force. His last military duty as Senior Enlisted Advisor at Castle Air Force Base. He is known locally as an artist, real estate salesman and a beloved school teacher with a master's degree in Education. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Lois Wells; daughters Patricia Wells, Dianna Wells and husband Gary, Nancy Wells-Hudson and husband Wayne; sons, Robert Wells Jr. and Edward Wells and wife Jeanne; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother David Wells and wife Rosie; sister Lela Ferrarini; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by parents Sherman and Ella Nora Wells, Step-Mother Georgia Wells, brothers Joseph Wells, Don Wells; and one sister, Lillian Wells.
Bob was a people person and was loved by many. We will all miss you, Bob.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 4, 2013 from 2 - 5 p.m. at Wilson's Funeral Home in Atwater followed by a Rosary at 6 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. The funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 10 a.m., followed by a Graveside Service at Winton Cemetery.
Flowers may be sent to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, 1290 Winton Way, Atwater or in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (203) 229-0464 or http://www.themmrf.org/ to honor Bob.
Published in Merced Sun Star from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2013