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Cotten Funeral Home

2201 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC

OBITUARY

Willis Joseph Wells Jr.

August 22, 1946June 9, 2019
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Willis J. Wells, Jr., 72, of Cove City, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 9th, 2019. Known to most as "Bud," he will be remembered as an easy going person who could talk to anyone. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy Seabees during the Vietnam War and was a member of V.F.W. Post 11119 in Vanceboro. He was a member of Gospel Outreach Church and loved to fish in his spare time.

He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Wells; two sons, Aaron Wells and Joe Wells (Wendy); stepson, Ronald Jerry Easterling, Jr. (Jennifer); stepdaughter, Melissa Anderson (Louis); brother, James Tart; as well as grandchildren, Joshua Wells, Anna Anderson, Adrian Anderson, and Ronald Easterling, III.

He has been reunited in heaven with his daughter, Tina Wells.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 13th at Gospel Outreach Church, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastor John Clark officiating. He will then be laid to rest at the Wells Family Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be given in his name to Gospel Outreach Church, 5558 HWY 55 West, Cove City, NC 28523.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2019

Memories

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Allison Harrington

June 13, 2019

We were shocked to hear about Bud when we got to the river today. Praying for all of you

Bob and Allison Harrington

Melissa Anderson

June 11, 2019

Papa we miss you so much! We have made so many great memories together but I’m selfish and wanted to spend years making even more. Everywhere I look I see you...in the garden, cutting the grass, or just sitting on the porch. You were such a great man and a even better papa! I’m always going to have a empty space in my heart but I pray with time it will ease. We love you and miss you!

willis wells (III)

June 11, 2019

Dad we didn'"t always see eye to eye on things but I loved you and learned enough from you. We always said we were a jack of all trades and master of none. That was true you taught me a little about mechanics and carpentry and farming. I never mastered any but I learned enough to get by. My favorite times were when we got to go fishing together though not often we would fish and talk and it really didn't matter if we caught anything or not. Dad I will always love you! Tell grandma and granddad and Tina we love and miss them also. R.I.P. Dad.

Bonnie Reeves

June 10, 2019

I'm so sorry for the loss of Bud he was the sweetest man I knew always helping you if he could. I will miss seeing you at the campground on the weekends. My condolences to the family for your loss.

Rex Bennett

June 10, 2019

Dear Martha & Family,
On behalf of all of us at Cotten Funeral Home, we extend to you our heartfelt sympathy during this time of loss. We are committed to helping you in any way that we possibly can. May the Lord bless and keep you all - and may the many good memories you have sustain you in the days ahead.
Sincerely,
Rex Bennett & Staff of Cotten Funeral Home

Libby Jones McLean

June 10, 2019

Lots of memories from family gatherings. Prayers for your family. We returned to Texas about 10 days ago, so unable to attend your service. I am sure my siblings will be there. Rest in peace Bud.

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