Jerry L. Wells

Born: Fri., Jul. 23, 1937
Died: Sun., May 26, 2013


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., May 30, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home


Graveside Service

10:00 AM Fri., May 31, 2013
Location: Greenmount Cemetery


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JERRY L. WELLS

   Mr. Jerry L. Wells, 75, of Quincy, died at 7:20 a.m. Sunday (May 26, 2013) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born July 23, 1937 in Rockport, Illinois he was the son of James E.  and Caroline E. Waigand Wells. He married Henrietta M. Golden on May 2, 1957 in Quincy. She survives.

   Mr. Wells served his country in the United States Army from 1955-1961 being stationed in France and Michigan. Following his discharge, Jerry and his family lived in Arizona for several years. He enjoyed traveling, restoring antique cars and loved helping others by volunteering at Blessing Hospital.

  Jerry was a member and Past Master of Quincy Lodge No. 296, Past Sovereign Prince of Quincy Consistory, Past Eminent Commander of Quincy Commandery, was appointed  Grand Lodge Representative to Uruguay,  Past Monarch of Ghazzeh Grotto, Ansar Shrine Temple of Springfield, Quincy Shrine Club, Belgian Hitch, Past President of the Mini Mule Hitch, Past Worthy Patron of Grace Whipple Chapter 312 Order of Eastern Star and a past board member of Job's Daughters and Rainbow Girls where he was a Grand Cross of Color member . Jerry was a recipient of the Meritorius Service Award on June 5, 1993.

   Mr. Wells joined his father in the family business, Wells Auto Wrecking, in 1975 and operated the business until they closed in 1996.  He and Henrietta then operated Wells Auto Service  until their retirement in 2003.

    Survivors include his wife, Henrietta; a son, Terry Lee Wells (Nancy) of Quincy; four daughters, Yvonne Hobbs (Dale), Peggy Lambert, Kima Walton and Billie Jo Bourne (Paul) all of Quincy; eleven grandchildren, Benjamin Hobbs (Amelia), Mandy Brummell (George), Leanne Johnson (Cole), Kristie Wells, Aaron Wells, Phillip "P.J." Lambert (Tiffany), Maggie Lambert, Stephanie Lambert, Heather Sommer (Cody), Adam Walton and Jazmin Bourne; fifteen great grandchildren; a brother, Eddie Wells (Pat) of Quincy; a sister,  Vicki Motley  of Boulder City, NV; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Wells was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter in infancy; and a sister, Marilyn Mack.

   Graveside services with Military Honors by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be held Friday morning at 10:00 in Greenmount Cemetery by the Rev. Henry Pratt.            

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Quincy Lodge No 296 will conduct Masonic Services Thursday evening at 7:00 at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Heart and Vascular Center c/o the Blessing Foundation or the Shriner's Childrens Hospital.

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Diane Dietrich
   Posted Tue May 28, 2013

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Norb Mast and the R.

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Rebecca Orr
   Posted Tue May 28, 2013

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Becca.

We sympathize with your great loss. But always remember that God needs the best and so he has chosen Jerry. He was a wonderful Man. May he rest in peace. Love Becca, Eddie, and Daniel Orr


Shirley Creech Crahan
   Posted Thu May 30, 2013
My sincere thoughts are with the family for this loss of an amazing person..I remember that beautiful smile and twinkling eyes. As my father, Claude Creech, would say, "he is good people". Gos Bless.

Lera (Aschenbrener)Whitaker
   Posted Thu May 30, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss i have many fond memories of Jerry from Ranbow Girls but my most fond memory is how Jerry and his wife let me be a part of their family I was a grandee with Caroline Wells and i taveled with Ed and Pat.Jerry and his wife and girls kinda adopted me. I will always remember how hard he tried to get me into Eastern Star,I will miss him as well as those who knew him. My thoughts and prayersare with all of you.
In Rainbow Love
Lera (Aschenbrenner) Whitaker
Unity Assembly 81
formaly in Mendon,Illinois

Steve Hull
   Posted Fri May 31, 2013
Dear Henri and family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy on Jerry's passing. He was a great man and positively affected many peoples lives during his lifetime. He had a fantastic sense of humor and was always there to help anyone he could. He will be greatly missed. Please know that you are in my prayers and that God is there to comfort and strengthen you during your time of sorrow. I am sure that Jerry is up there telling God how special all of you are to him and will be watching over you until you are all reunited.

God Bless all of you and lean on God for whatever you need.

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