Chapel of the Valley-L.B. Hall Funeral Home

2065 Upper River Rd, Grants Pass, OR


William Allen Wells

20 febrero , 19286 junio , 2019

William Allen Wells passed away 6 June 2019 at his home in Grants Pass. He was born on a farm in Gurdon Arkansas 20 February, 1928. He was the oldest son to Morgan and Maggie Wells. He had 3 brothers, Ted, Pryce and Jewell Wade and 2 sisters Laureen and Tollie all have predeceased him.

He married Dorothy Juanita Russell on 28 May, 1948. They moved to Glendale Oregon in February 1951 where they lived until 2014. He started out working in the woods as a logger and log truck driver but was seriously injured in a log truck accident in 1952. He spent 6 months in a hospital in California with fractured vertebrae in his neck and back. After recovery he went to work at Patterson's mill until 1960 when he moved to Superior Lumber Company where he worked for 30 years until he retired. He enjoyed gardening and raising cattle.

He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish the Rogue & Snake Rivers and several of Oregon's mountain lakes. He also loved to hunt for deer and elk near John Day, Oregon. He is survived by daughter Karen Taylor, son Ron Wells, grandsons Ryan Taylor & Michael Taylor, granddaughter Chrissie Crawford, great grandsons Justin Taylor, Kaden Taylor, Jacob Taylor, Oliver Taylor & Hunter Fortune and great granddaughters Destiny Taylor and Samantha Crawford. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church in Glendale on Friday June 14th at 2:00 pm.


  • Celebration of Life viernes, 14 junio , 2019


William Allen Wells


Shanna Wells

13 junio , 2019

I am so saddened to hear this. I am the youngest daughter of Jewell Wade. I always looked forward to visits from Allen, Ted, Pryce & Tollie. They were always sure to see me while in Arkansas and faithful with Christmas cards. Prayers for peace and comfort to all family

Tracy Williams

12 junio , 2019

I loved it when Uncle Al and Aunt Nete used to come to Arkansas for visits...he was my favorite out of state uncle...he always had bubble gum for me and showered me with love and acceptance. I admired him so much! I am sorry for ur loss!

Lynn Braden/Arnold

12 junio , 2019

Always loved it when Uncle Al & Aunt Nete came home to Arkansas. We had the best time. I just loved Uncle Al’s laugh plus the way they talked Oregon talk.

Ina Smithpeters Rogers

12 junio , 2019

I will always remember going to him and neat house a a little girl in okolona years ago dood memories

Sabra and Hal Gutierrez

11 junio , 2019

Playing Domino's was one of Al's favorite things to do and I am so glad I was able to be a part of one of his happiest moments. He looked forward to our Wednesday visits.