Richard L. "Dick" Wells (1943 - 2016)

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  • "Dick I will always have you in my prayers. It was so much..."
    - Richard Gabovitz
  • "While the miles and distance have kept us from daily..."
  • "God speed dick wells . Keep the hammer down and don't look..."
    - Audie Geer
  • " Shirley and family, Dick will be missed and remembered..."
    - darlene Carns
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Richard L. "Dick" Wells, age 72, of Highland Street Ext., DuBois, Pa., died on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at his residence.
Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. on Aug. 14, 1943, he was the son of the late Theodore and Mary Hickman Wells.
On May 5, 1984, he was married to Shirley Shields. She survives.
Retired, he was the owner/operator of the Wells Garage in DuBois for 45 years.
He was Methodist by faith.
Dick loved watching racing, but he especially enjoyed getting in the car and participating. He raced in the late model division at the Clearfield Speedway, Motordome, Selings Grove and at Jennerstown Speedway. Another of his favorite things to do was have breakfast at the Bobette Diner in DuBois with his friends. Dick also enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife Shirley, he is also survived by a daughter, Tracy E. Wells of Brockway; two sons, Richard "Ricky" (Dorothy) Wells Jr. of New Jersey and Troy G. Wells of DuBois; and a brother, Robert "Red" (Pauline) Wells, also of DuBois. He is also survived by a granddaughter, Jessica Wells of Pittsburgh and a grandson, Jace Carlson of Brockway.
Along with his parents, he is also preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Wells.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the Moorhead United Methodist Church in Brockway with Pastor Bob Trask officiating. Burial will follow in the Temple Cemetery at Hazen.
Memorial donations may be made to Penn Highlands DuBois Hospice or Franklin Grahams Samaritan's Purse.
The Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at
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Published in The Courier Express on June 1, 2016