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Collier-Butler Funeral Home

824 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL

OBITUARY

Tommy Norman Wells

August 1, 1959November 3, 2019

Tommy Norman Wells, age 60, of Gadsden passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sarah R. Wells and Norman H. Wells; sister, Vicki S. Wells and brother-in-law, James Harris. Tommy is survived by his wife, Debbie; son, Nelson (Savannah) Wells; step-daughter, Mandi (Joe) Haldenwang; grandsons, Wyatt and Nash Wells, Joey, Ethan and Aiden Haldenwang; sister, Dianna Harris; brothers, Larry (Jennifer) Wells and Barry (Sherre) Wells. He was uncle to several nephews, great nephews and great nieces. He is also survived by numerous extended family and friends. Tommy was a 1977 graduate of Glencoe High School and completed a course in Carpentry from Alabama School of Trades. He was an excellent carpenter and worked in that profession his entire adult life. He was a fan of Crimson Tide Football. The family wishes to express special thanks to Don Thurmond, Rikki Langley and Southern Care Hospice for their kindness and compassion in caring for Tommy. Visitation will be Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5-6 p.m. at Paden Baptist Church, 900 Padenreich Avenue, E. Gadsden, AL 35903, with a brief service to follow, officiated by Rev. Jeff Rowan. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity. Tommy was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.

  • FAMILY

  • Debbie Wells, Wife
  • Nelson (Savannah) Wells, Son
  • Mandi (Joe) Haldenwang, Step Daughter
  • Wyatt Wells, Grandson
  • Nash Wells, Grandson
  • Joey Haldenwang, Grandson
  • Ethan Haldenwang, Grandson
  • Aiden Haldenwang, Grandson
  • DIanna Harris, Sister
  • Larry (Jennifer) Wells, Brother
  • Barry (Sherre) Wells, Brother
  • He leaves behind several nephews; great nephews and great nieces, extended family and friends to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 7, 2019

Memories

Tommy Norman Wells

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Nelson Wells

November 7, 2019

Most knew Tommy as a coworker or a good friend.
I know him as dad . Dad was a very thick skinned hard working man on the out side.
But he did have a heart of gold inside. He had a short temper that was even shorter when alabama was on the field. But it was short only because he had alot of passion. A passion for wanting to see people succeed. A passion for beautiful things. And a passion for his family which went the world too him. He built me into the man I am today by the passion he put into everything else. I love you dad