OBITUARY

John Wesley Wells

April 30, 1928May 23, 2014

John Wesley "J.W." Wells was born April 30, 1928, in Lincolnton, GA, the oldest child of the late Am Kilpatrick and Mattie Motsinger Wells. He passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014. Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Jean Parnell Wells; son, Michael Wells, of Fayetteville, GA; daughter, Shawn Wells Dixon, of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren Wesley and Jacob Wells and Lindsay, Chris, Kaitlyn, and Hunter Dixon; great-grandchildren Ravi, Leila, and Kinleigh; brother, Robert Rodney Wells (Fay), of Winston Salem, NC; sister, Linda Wells Mangum (John), of Wingate, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. John graduated from High Point Central High School and served in the U.S. Army in Germany. John began his working career at Beeson Hardware followed by Shackleford's Men's Store. He joined Kay Chemical in 1958 and retired July 10, 1992, having worked as Plant Manager and Shipping/Warehouse Manager. He was a strict, dedicated manager who was respected by employees as well as customers and suppliers. Even though John worked many hours at his job, he found time to support and volunteer at various agencies and charities. He was an active member of the High Point Jaycees, Elk Lodge, and Junior Order (Mechanicsville Chapter, now the High Point Chapter). He gave many the gift of life through his participation in Red Cross Blood Drives. During his lifetime, John donated 121 pints of blood or 15 gallons. For each pint donated, the life of three people is saved or John unselfishly gave to 363 people. He was also a supporter of various Veterans organizations, the Boys Club, and he volunteered one day a week at the Victory Junction Gang Camp. John was also a former member of Colonial Country Club where he enjoyed a round of golf with his buddies. John was a faithful member of Emerywood Baptist Church and the Roger Bell Men's Class. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 25, 2014, 2:00pm at Emerywood Baptist Church in High Point. Visitation will follow the service in the gathering area. Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point are serving the Wells Family. Memorials may be directed to: Jr. Order United American Mechanics, 452 S. Main St., High Point, NC 27260 Emerywood Baptist Church, 1300 Country Club Dr. High Point, NC 27262 or to the charity of your choice. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:7

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 25, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, May 25, 2014
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John Wesley Wells

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David & Bunny Moff

May 25, 2014

I met John when I went to work at Kay in 1988. We formed a bond that has lasted until today. We called each other several times a year and he always sent us Rosh Hashanah and Chanukah cards every year. Will certainly miss this special and unique friend David and Bunny Moff

Joseph Thekkekandam

May 25, 2014

Victoria and I are deeply saddened at the news of John's passing. I met John in 1971 when I joined Kay Chemical. I worked closely with him until his retirement from Kay. John was a good friend and was always willing and eager to help. He will be deeply missed. Our condolences to Jean and to all members of John's family.
Joseph Thekkekandam, Ph.D., Siler City, NC

RAY ROOK

May 24, 2014

WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF JOHN'S PASSING. WE WERE FRIENDS AT JOHNSON STREET SCHOOL, AND MANY YEARS SINCE THAT TIME. WE ENJOYED HIS PHONE CALLS RECENTLY THE FRIENDSHIP HAS LASTED FOR ALMOST 80 YEARS.
PLEASE KNOW THAT WE APPRECIATE OUR LONG FRIENDSHIP AND
HE WILL LIVE ON IN OUR HEART FOR EVER, HE WAS A GOOD MAN
AND A GOOD FRIEND FROM OUR CHILDHOOD

FROM THE FAMILY