He was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Greencastle, to Lewis and Eula (Hutchinson) Wells.
Don graduated from Reelsville High School.
Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and was later honorably discharged in 1954.
He married Marilyn Sue Griffin on Sept. 2, 1955, at Peniel United Methodist Church.
Mr. Wells worked for Public Service in Plainfield and Terre Haute for 42-and-a-half years, retiring in the late 1990s.
Don was a member of the Knightsville Masonic Lodge 264 and attended Bethel United Methodist Church.
In his free time, he enjoyed flower gardening, fishing and spending time with family.
Those preceding him in death were his parents, brother Charles Wells, sister Mary Grace Wells, and mother- and father-in-law Earl and Tressie Griffin.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn, sons Jeff Wells and wife Lynda, Knightsville, and Rick Wells and wife Norma, Brazil, grandchildren Matt Wells and wife Jennifer, Austin Wells, Nicholas Wells, Bill Wells and wife Kelsy, and Adam Wells, brothers Ray Wells, Larry Wells and wife Deanna, Ron Wells and wife Penny, sister Marie Cooper and husband Bob, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services for Don will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel and Crematory Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 7 p.m., with Pastor Ernie Rush officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. until time of services.
Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory.