Paul C. Wells

December 10, 1923 ‒ February 22, 2013

Fredericktown, Ohio

Paul Wells, age 89, of Fredericktown, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2013 at his residence with his family by his side. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was one of those people who had a smile for everyone and some amazing stories to tell. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and will live forever in their hearts.

Paul was born on December 10, 1923 in Grundy, Virginia to the late Walter W. Wells and Minnie (Whited) Hawkins and had spent most of his lifetime in Knox County. He was employed at the Foote Foundry/Dana Company in Fredericktown from which he retired. He was a member of the Fredericktown Senior Citizens, Gideon’s International and the Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Paul was a veteran serving in the United States Navy during World War II and recently he had the opportunity to take part in Honor Flight Columbus, which provided the opportunity for World War II Veteran’s to visit the Veteran’s Memorial in our nation’s capital.

Surviving are his children Kathleen Mary (Timothy) Hammock of Marysville, Jackie Lynn (Fred) Henwood of Howard and Melanie Kay (Jack) Craw of Fredericktown; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife Margaret “Peggy” Wells; sisters Dorothy Wiggins, Edith Lavella “Billie” Phillips, Thelma Ridenour; and brothers Luther Wells, Carl Wells Sr., and Francis Hawkins.

Friends may call Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 11-1PM at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where funeral services will follow beginning at 1PM with Pastor Susan Stevens officiating. Burial with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Honor Flight Columbus, P.O. Box 1203, Columbus, OH 43212.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Paul Wells.