Jackie Wayne Wells, Sr. went to be with his Lord on July 6, 2011, at 12:37 p.m.
He was born August 28, 1946 in Willow Springs, Missouri, to Ruby Louise Wells and Euel Wesley Wells.
He was a lifetime resident of the Cabool, Missouri, area, with working experience in Colorado, Lebanon, and St. Louis. His most recent employment was with Cabool Home Center, where he was employed as a clerk and “Jack” of all trades.
His church home was Second Baptist Church in Cabool, where he served as an usher and was involved in numerous activities. While his health permitted, he helped deliver Meals on Wheels to the Cabool area. He also was very active in the Neighborhood Watch program in the Pea Ridge area.
Jack was an avid hunter and fisherman his whole life. Another interest of his was traveling. One of his fond memories was a trip to Ireland to see his granddaughter while she was studying there.
He loved to visit with family and friends. The Underwood reunion in June of this year was very special to his heart.
He would have been proud to know that his donation to the Heartland Lions Eye Bank was gratefully accepted.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Louise Wells Watts, and his father, Euel Wesley Wells.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Erlene (Gray) Wells; his children, Terry Pass and husband Adam of Texas, David Wells and wife Charlonda of Kansas, Rick Wells of Kansas, Jackie Wells and wife Christy of Missouri, Valentine Shiverdeck and husband Tim of Missouri, Sherri Parrish and husband Jerry of Missouri, Christi Baker of Missouri, and Michael Klamert and wife Chastity of Missouri; his siblings, Wesley Dean Means and wife of Australia, Don Wells and wife Kathy of Missouri, Glenda Wells and husband Don of Missouri, George Wells of Missouri, Lela Messick of Arizona, Patsy Watts of Missouri, and Karen Besaw of Arkansas; 21 grandchildren, Summer, Dustin and Christiana Pass, Megan Clemmons, Sheldon, and Karen Wells, Austin Ross, Zacheriah Hobbs, Jacob and Noah Wells, Cheyenne, Weslee, Reece and Brenton Shiverdeck, Jamilia Klamert, Jessica Parrish, and Sheyenne, Houston, Madison and Savannah Klamert; four great-grandchildren; and countless family and friends.
A life celebration was held at Cabool Second Baptist Church on July 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. David Purichia, Donnie Wells and Tim Shiverdeck officiating. Pallbearers were David Wells, Jackie Wells, Tim Shiverdeck, Rick Wells, Michael Klamert and Jerry Parrish. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.