Warren Ray Wells, 76, of Brazil died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born Aug. 18, 1928, in Clay County, he was the son of Hubert F. Wells and Nell Stott Wells.
He graduated from Brazil High School in the class of 1946 and then joined the Army. He spent two years in Japan and was discharged in September 1949.
On Oct. 10, 1948, he married Mary Alice Froderman who survives.
While living in Brazil, he worked for Froderman Trucking and in 1972 moved his family to Morris, Ill., where he was employed for 20 years at Northern Petrochemical Co. as a maintenance technician. He retired in 1991 due to ill health.
He was an avid bowler, enjoyed golf and was a loyal Cubs fan.
He belonged to American Legion Post No. 2 and Elks Lodge No. 762 in Brazil.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; his daughter, Sheri Hill; a granddaughter, April Warren and husband, Andrew; a grandson, Blaine Andrew Hill; two great-granddaughters, Kahla and Chloe Warren; a brother, Thomas J. Wells and wife, Judy, of Prescott, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Wayne Froderman and wife, Mary Ann, of Brazil; a sister-in-law, Doris Sackley and husband, Paul, of Rockford, Ill.; nephews, Charles Wayne Sackley of Plano, Texas, Douglas Froderman of Brazil, John Froderman of Greencastle, Richard Greg Froderman of Maryland; two nieces, Paula Sullivan and husband, Patrick, of Rockford, Ill., and Adrienne Davies and husband, Dwight, of Terre Haute; 14 great-nieces and nephews; and other family members.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at French Funeral Home with the Rev. Marshall Hendrix officiating. Burial will follow in Clearview Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the funeral home. American Legion Post No. 2 and VFW No. 1127 will provide military graveside services.
Memorial contrubitons may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.
Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.