William Dean Wells

November 26, 1960February 24, 2018

William (Billy) Wells, 57 of Indianapolis passed peacefully with family by his side on February 24. Billy was born in Putnam County on November 26, 1960 to Ray and Merribeth Wells. Billy graduated from North Putnam High School in 1979. Billy spent most of his life as a glass glazer and window frame builder, Most recently he was employed by Commercial Glass. Billy never had children of his own, but had many children who referred to him as dad and grandpa. Billy is survived by his brothers David (Amy) Wells of Greencastle, Kenny (Cathy) Wells of Reelsville and companion Wendy Hager of Indianapolis. Nieces and nephews Amanda Mullenix (Jason Haines), Ashley Herrera and fiance (Brad Vaughn), Kenny (Mandy) Wells, Korie (Lacy) Wells, Kurt (Tabitha) Wells, Savanna Wells, Sabrina Wells, and Connor Wells. He is also survived by 12 great nieces and nephews. Billy was proceeded in death by his father Ray, Mother Merribeth, brother Jimmy, paternal grandparents Louis and Eula Wells and maternal grandparents F. Gilbert and Helen Knetzer.

Memorial services will be held for Billy from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Greencastle Elks Club, 202 S. Indiana St. Greencastle, IN. 46135. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Billy to the American Cancer Society.

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  • Memorial Service Sunday, March 4, 2018

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Evelyn Miles

March 3, 2018

I have MANY great memories of good times with Billy. I always called him Willy Bells. We lived at the lake also and as teens we went boating.... And many other activities with the other lake kids.
Billy was very close with Randy who I was also friends with and I remember attending some gatherings at their apartment in Indy playing euchre... Good times!
In later years Billy was married to my sister Tammy and he was part of my family for years. He was one person that could handle my dad's "humor" and thats saying a lot! Billy was present at so many family events, too numerous to count, that really he still feels like family to me. We have shared Christmas's, graduation's, births, deaths.... All things family go through together. I remember one year Billy put so much tape on my Christmas present that after taking over 30 minutes to try to get it open I finally declared " I guess I don't want this present!" We have that on a Christmas video somewhere. He did love to aggravate me!
Billy would do anything for me. I know he's moved all my stuff more than once😉. He's one of the nicest people I've ever know.
God called home a wonderful soul in Billy and he will always be a very special person that lives in my memories and my heart. 💓
RIP dear friend.

Scott Shoopman

February 27, 2018

Bill was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him several years ago. Sending prayers and comfort to his family.

Ernie Simpson

February 27, 2018

Bill was highly respected and loved by all...a truly great person...RIP Condolences to the family,Bill will be missed.

Pam and Jim Rossok

February 26, 2018

So sorry for your loss.

Jim Nichols

February 26, 2018

Our sincere condolences to all of the Wells and Knetzer families.

James Loyal

February 25, 2018

Bill was one of the most genuine people I have known . He will be missed by many and he has touched the lives of countless friends co workers and his family . RIP Bill

Brandon Fritts

February 25, 2018

Brandon said he is very sorry to hear of your loss.

Jake & Donna Adams

February 25, 2018

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Brian Sanders

February 25, 2018

Bill was a good man,Rest In Peace.