James L. Wells Sr., 67, of Mt. Perry,, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 with his family at his side. Jim was born October 8, 1951, in Somerset, to the late Lester and Mildred (Helser) Wells. He was a 1969 graduate of Sheridan High School, and was a truck driver for over 40 years, retiring in 2014. In his spare time, Jim loved working on many of his old cars and spending time with his family. Jim is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kim (Cordray) Wells of Mt. Perry; children, James (Kelly) Wells Jr. of Franklinton NC, Holly (Jimmy) Wells-Smith of Raleigh NC, Jeremy Large of Somerset, Joshua (Shelby) Wells of Hebron and Jennifer Cordray of Newark; grandchildren, Megan, Lucas, Madison, Devin, Justin, Cole and Kaylin; siblings, Ron (Mary) Wells of Newark, Karen Emmert of Somerset, John (Mary) Patterson of Prospect, Lynn Voss of Florida, Michael (Sue) Wells of Hebron, Jewel (Monte) Eveland, Robin (Gale) Barcus, Sue (Joe) Wells, and Patsy (Charles) Harris, all of Somerset; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Wells; and two sisters, Deb Kirkpatrick and Laurie Pargeon.
Funeral service was held July 23, 2019, at the Somerset United Methodist Church, with Pastor Kevin Blade officiating. Burial followed in New Reading Cemetery. www.bopethomasfuneralhome.com