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.