William Wells

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GALLIPOLIS — William D. "Bill" Wells, 63, of Gallipolis, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.

He was born June 27, 1951, in Mason County, W.Va., a son of the late Donald Ray Wells Sr. and Nancy Maxine Gilbert Wells.

Bill was married to Violet Lambert Wells on June 28, 1970, and she survives him. He was a 1970 Hannan Trace High School graduate. Bill was a union laborer from Local 83 in Portsmouth.

Surviving are his wife, Violet Wells, of Gallipolis; a daughter, Stacie (Jamie) Davis, of Patriot; a son, William J. (Randi) Wells, of Thurman; eight grandchildren: Elizabeth (Brandon), Nicole, Kaitlyn, Haiden, Achilles, Brantley and Taylah, Hailey; two sisters, Debbie L. (Roger) Dingey, of Middleport, and Ruth Greaves, of Patriot; four brothers, Donald R. Wells Jr., of Patriot, Jeff (Cindy) Wells Sr., of Chester, Maxwell (Judy Kay) Wells, of Patriot, and Matthew G. (Debbie) Wells, of Crown City; and several nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Ray Wells Sr. in 1995 and Nancy Maxine Gilbert Wells on Aug. 22, 2010.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Taylor officiating. Entombment will follow in Chapel of Hope Mausoleum, Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call the funeral home between 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

Pallbearers will be William J. Wells, Jamie Davis, Brandon Valentine, Donald R. Wells Jr., Jeff Wells Sr., and Maxwell Wells. Honorary pallbearer will be Matthew Wells.

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Willis Funeral Home
12 Garfield Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
(740) 446-9295
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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2014
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