James (Gene) Eugene Wells

09-19-17 WELLS James Gene

James (Gene) Eugene Wells, 83, of Belpre, Ohio, died at his residence on Sunday, He was born in Monroe County, Ohio on January 26, 1934 and was the son of the late Oscar and Grace Ellen Mason Wells. He was a member of the North End Church of Christ. He was an U.S. Army veteran. He retired from E.I. Dupont as an electrician. He enjoyed spending time with his family, wood working, fishing, hunting and spending time at the farm. He also enjoyed eating out and playing horse shoes.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Marie Groves Wells, two sons, Michael (Jeanette) Wells, David (Lisa) Wells both of Belpre, three granddaughters, Jena Wells Wright of Raeford, NC, Michaela Wells of Belpre, and Marissa Wells of Belpre. Also surving are his great grandchildren, Bo Wright, Evie Wright, Isley Wright and Lila Wright all of Raeford, NC. Two sisters, Betty Wells Wechter of Long Island, NY, Virginia Wells Hines of Marietta, Ohio and a brother, Paul Wells of Marietta, Ohio and several nieces and nephews also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a niece, Carolyn Wechter.

Services will be on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre with Ron Laughery officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastlawn Memorial Park in Marietta. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.