Truman M. Wells, 89, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington. He was a native of Anderson County and son of the late Lillis Ray Drury and Roy Thomas Wells.
Truman worked for many years as a respected building contractor in Lawrenceburg. He served in the infantry division of the U.S. Army during W.W. II, saw action in Normandy and was the recipient of the Purple Heart
. He was a 63 year member of the Alton Baptist Church where he served as Deacon Emeritus and Sunday school secretary for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #34 and a 50 year member of the Anderson Masonic Lodge #90.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois Lawrence Wells, a daughter, Susan Young and her husband Tony of Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren, Emily Young of Lexington and Graham Young of Lawrenceburg; a sister, Nancy Brown (Bill) of Lawrenceburg; a brother, Robert D. Wells (Bettie) of Shelbyville; and a sister-in-law, Tyna Wells of Shelbyville, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Mountjoy, and two brothers, Jackie A. Wells and Bruce L. Wells.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, Jan. 19th at Alton Baptist Church. Bro. Rick Shannon and Dr. John Charles will officiate. Visitation will be 4 ? 8 Saturday and 10 ? 1 Sunday at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Arrangements by Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.