Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 5:00 pm
The Messenger, May 3, 2013
Completed arrangements are being announced for Edward Leroy Wells, 89, of Union City, who died May 2, 2013, at the Obion County Nursing Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Jeff Bell officiating, assisted by Bobby Stewart. Burial will follow in Fremont Cemetery near Union City.
The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Hepler, Jeff Jackson, Guy Walker Gray and Charlie Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
The family requests that memorials be made to Bishop Street Church of Christ or to Fremont Cemetery Association, in care of Jack Freeman, 461 West Highway 22, Union City.
He was born June 6, 1923, in Marietta, Ohio, son of the late William F. and Laura (Huey) Wells. He married the former Doris Jean Freeman Nov. 17, 1944. She died Oct. 10, 2012.
He was a retired foreman at the former Reelfoot Packing Co. in Union City and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Bishop Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Rodney Wade of Martin; his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Debbie Wells of Troy; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Christy and Chad Foley of Obion, Alan and Leah Taylor and Bret and Stacie Taylor, all of Troy, Bryan and Lisa Butler of Milan, Glenda Burnham and Mark Carlton, both of Martin, Lee and Brittany Taylor of Memphis and Jenny Bell of Union City; 11 great-grandchildren and the spouses of two of them, Elisabeth Foley and Ja Foley, both of Obion, Nicole and Kevin Webb of Dresden, Lani Taylor, Karli Taylor, Kynli Taylor and Kai Tailor, all of Troy, and Alex Butler, Nicholas Butler, Ashley and Brian Hutson and Maegan Cathey, all of Milan; two great-great-grandchildren, Haylee Webb and Hayden Webb, both of Dresden; three sisters, Elaine White of Jett, Okla., and Helen Miller and Eloise Myers, both of Ohio; and a brother, Eugene Wells of Canton, Ohio.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Leo Wells.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.