Dr. Joseph A. Wells
GREENVILLE, SC-- Joseph Albert Wells, DDS, 80, died Wednesday, February 25, 2009.
Born May 23, 1928, Dr. Wells was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He was devoted to his wife of 56 years, Helen (Drennan), his large family, and his Christian faith. He died, accidentallly, caring for the land he restored and the trees he planted and nurtured for 48 years.
Dr. Wells established Orthodontic Associates PA of Greenville in 1955. He led an active life with zest and enthusiasm.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Clyde O. Wells, Sr. and Allene C. Wells; his sister, Carolyn (Davison); and his beloved mother-in-law, Bess.
In addition to his wife, Helen, he is survived by his children, Helen O'Brien (John) of St. Paul, MN, J. Mark Wells, Sr. of Greenville and David A. Wells (Joy) of Greenville. Also surviving are his grandchildren, J. Mark Wells, Jr. (Bonnie), HN Jason C. Wells, Joseph W. Quintela, Kelly Ford (Jim), Daniel W. Quintela, D. Aaron Wells, Megan Wells, Nathan A. Wells, Samuel P. Wells, Austin Wells, and Hunter Wells; greatgranddaughter Naphtali Ford; sisters Allene Williamson and Elizabeth Coggins; brother Dr. Clyde O. Wells, Jr. of Spartanburg and many dear friends.
He left a legacy of faith, life, and love and will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Shannon Forest Presbyterian Church, 830 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC 29615. Private burial will follow at Floyd Greenlawn Cemetery in Spartanburg.
Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, March 2, 2009 at The Mackey Mortuary, 311 Century Drive.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shannon Forest Christian School, 829 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC 29615, Greenville Technical College's Dental Program Scholarships and New Horizon Family Dental Care, PO Box 287 Greenville, SC 29602.
The family is at the home. They respectfully request no visitors on Sunday, March 1, 2009.
Obituaries and online registry at www.mackeymortuary.