Terry Curtis Wells

October 30, 1932 ‒ February 21, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Terry Curtis Wells, age 83, beloved husband, father, “Poppy” and grandpa passed away Sunday morning, February 21, 2016 at his home in Mount Vernon. He was born October 30, 1932 in Gambier, to the late Delbert and Dorothy (Purbaugh) Wells.

Terry honorably served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War.  He worked for Cooper Bessemer for 44 years.  Terry was an avid bowler and golfer.

Terry is survived by his wife, Connie (Earnest) Wells; children, Susan (Ralph) Rice, Brenda (Steve) Spearman, Terry Blaine Wells, Vicki Wells Vermillion, Mindy (Mike) Walker, Timothy (Missy) Wells, Michelle (Scott) Hutheson and Darren (Beth) Brasseur; and 22 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Terry was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and a son-in-law.

The family will have a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Grace Community Church, 18350 Hopewell Rd. Mount Vernon with Roger Tickle officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.  There will be a luncheon and a time of fellowship following the memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Central Region-Knox, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43017 or Kindred at Home Hospice, 112 Harcourt Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 or Sending Hope International c/o Grace Community Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Terry Curtis Wells.

  • Dear Susie, Brenda, Terry, Vicki, Mindy & Tim:
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Dad. He was a very nice man & I don’t remember a time when I did not know him or your family. We all grew up together more or less.
    I remember babysitting all you kids for 35 cents an hour, bathing Tim in the bathroom sink when he was a baby & you lived on Sycamore St. Then sitting with you during summer vacation down in the west end & your dad walking home from work for lunch. Wow, that was a long time ago but good memories.
    I have missed seeing your dad at Southside Diner. He was a staple there & I’m sure he will be missed by many that frequent that restaurant.
    My mom has a lot of good memories of when she & dad ran around w/ your mom & dad in their younger years. I bet him & dad are kicking it up there in the great beyond.
    Please know that you all are in our thoughts & prayers.
    The Sweet Family…. Jan Fowler, Kandy Golden, Roberta Day, Jeff Sweet & Evelyn Boubary

  • Susan and Family,

    So sorry for to hear your Dad passed. He was a character & I have fond memories of him during our high school years. Bill and I would often see him at Southside. It was 4 weeks ago yesterday I lost my Dad. It is hard. But, so grateful for his love and memories. You will find comfort in that too. They were pretty good guys!
    Again, you have our condolences.

  • Sorry for your loss.Terry and I go way back…. We are in Texas for winter,or We would be at Service.

  • So sorry for your loss. We’ve actually known Terry for over 40 years & can honestly say he was a kind and gentle man with a witty spirit! Thank God for the memories and the time you had with him on this earth. I’m sure he & my Dad will re-connect in Heaven. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers.
    In deepest sympathy,
    Don & Barb

  • So sorry Connie to hear of your husband’s passing. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jean

  • So hard to find the right words. Just know that all of you are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.
    Phyllis, Jan, Marcia and Becky
    and Families.

  • Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and
    prayers.
    Lynette & Denny