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Asheville - Walter Allen Wells, 78, beloved brother, devoted uncle, trusted and loyal friend, owner and operator of the iconic Well Groomed Barber Shop, departed this life to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Born in Dillsboro, NC, Walter was the youngest son of the late James and Katherine Love Wells. He was a graduate of Sylva High School and the Bull City Barber College, Durham, NC. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Vietnam War. Walter began his barber career with the Do Drop-In Barbershop on Eagle St. and later established his own Well Groomed Barbershop on Biltmore Ave. He was preceded in death by a brother, Claude Wells. Left to mourn and cherish his memory are a devoted brother, Major J. Wells, Sr. (Shirley), loving sisters, Anne McKoy and Marye Hartley (Ernest); nephews, Major J. Wells, Jr. (Deidra) and Gregory Wells (Suprena); great nephews, Chris, Stanley, Stephen, Greg and Kaleb; a host of dedicated and loyal friends and clients.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m., Monday, January 29, 2018, Nazareth First Missionary Baptist Church, followed by a funeral service at 12 p.m. officiated by Rev. John Brewster. Burial will be at 2 p.m., Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with military honors by the NC National Guard.

Acknowledgments may be received at rayfuneralcremation.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 27, 2018
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