John Martin Victor Wells, Sr.

John Martin Victor Wells, Sr., 76, of Whipple, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 3, 1942, in Sara, PA, to Fred and Evelyn Wells.

John had served in the U. S. Marines from 1962 to 1966 and was a member of DAV Chapter 52.

On February 5, 1977, he married Janet Brooks who survives with 7 children: John (Laura) Wells, Jr., Monica Wells Vaughn, Morri (Julie) Wells, Regina Wells Davis, Aaron Wells, Dianne Wells (Charles) Roberts, Victor (Jean) Wells, 37 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by 5 sisters and 3 brothers and close friend Peggy Wagner and Doug “Glen” Cline.

His father, mother, 2 sisters, 2 brothers and first wife Louise Glass Wells preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held on Monday Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. Family will greet friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.. Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.Lankfordfh.com.