Truman M. Wells, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington.
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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, a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #4075, 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 were held Sunday, Jan. 19 at Alton Baptist Church. Bro. Rick Shannon and Dr. John Charles officiated.
Pallbearers were Ray Best, Scott Brown, Mark Brown, Michael Wells, Matthew Wells, Buddy Moor and Keith Nethery.
Honorary bearers were Houston Perry, Bobby Hyatt, Howard Wohner, Dave Disponett, Bob Holt, Jerry Sutherland, Greg Cinnamon, Monty Stratton, Duane Harlin, J.W. Sharp, Jim Carey, Lee Hahn, Scott McCoun, Bobby Stivers, Leon Stratton, Jimmy Dan Connor, Ben Chandler, Charlie Cammack, Keith Lilly, Curtis Milton and Dale Carpenter.
Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Arrangements made by the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.
Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home - LAWRENCEBURG
701 N MAIN ST PO Box 730
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Published in The Anderson News on Jan. 22, 2014