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“Myra and Family, I was sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I think of you often...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Margaret Pennington Avondale, PA

“Myra, I am sorry about the death of Uncle Bill. I just now ran across the obituary by looking at a PA newspaper online. He will be missed by many. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: JoAnne (Barry) Pennington

“Uncle Willy was the best Uncle a nephew could ever have! I shared many memorable moments with this man, as a kid and as an adult. The deahts of Wild...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Hal Wells - Wilmington Delaware

“This goes out with my deepest heart felt sympathies to all in the family. I was deeply saddened when I heard that Uncle Bill had passed away. And I...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Claude Emerson Wells Abingdon, MD

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss. Kind regards, Mark Sinclair and Gail Wells Sinclair ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Mark and Gail Sinclair


William R. Wells, age 86, went to be with the Lord on Sunday March 8 2009. He was living with his daughter and son-in-law in Ashland, VA.

He was born in Big Stone Gap, VA on June 13, 1922 to the late Emerson and Sarah Wells. William served courageously in the US Army in World War II in active combat in the South Pacific Theater from 1942 through 1945. On his return, he was united in marriage to Anna Lee Barry, and they settled in Landenberg, PA for sixty years.

Mr. Wells worked for General Motors at their Delaware plant until his retirement, at which time he enjoyed small business ventures, his gardening, and his grand children.

Mr. Wells is survived by his daughter and her husband, Myra and Hugh Conway of Ashland, VA; his son Mark Wells and his wife Carol of Hockessin, DE; his son Emerson Wells and his wife Brenda of Landenberg PA. and son William R Wells, Jr. Five grandchildren also survived Mr. Wells: Mark William Wells, Michael David Wells, Sara Marie Wells, Jennifer Marcozzi, and Monica Washburn. He is also survived by three great grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother survive Mr. Wells: Margaret Roat, Stella Tice, and Guy Wells. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, and many friends. He and his late wife attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Avondale, PA. He was a member of the VFW of Fair Hill, Maryland and a member of the American Legions of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

Viewing and funeral services for William Wells will be held at 8:30 AM, with the service starting at 9:30 AM on Saturday March 14 at the Calvary Baptist Church on Ellicott Road in Avondale, PA, where Pastor John Burroughs will speak, as well as Chaplain Douglas Caleb of the VFW Post 7687 Chesapeake City, Maryland, accompanied by a military honor guard at the church, and a second military honor guard will provide the service at the Cemetery for the graveside service. Burial will be in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer, PA

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecofuneralhomes.com