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Paul Leroy Wells

Born: Thu., Jan. 9, 1930
Died: Mon., Jun. 16, 2014


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
Location: Chandler Funeral Home


Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Location: Dudley Cemetery

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Location: Chandler Funeral Home Chapel

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Paul Leroy Wells age 84, of Caldwell, OH passed away Monday, June 16, 2014 surrounded by his family at the Summit Acres Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Caldwell. He was born January 9, 1930 in Olive Township a son of the late Ernest L. “Bob” and Naomi Combs Wells.

On October 21, 1955 he married Ruth Baker and went to housekeeping on their farm near Sharon. Paul served his country in the United States Army, serving two years in the Korean War. He was a carpenter by trade and spent many years raising cattle and hogs. He also worked as a mechanic for L & H Tractor Sales. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as visiting with family, friends and neighbors. Paul spent hours watching the squirrels, birds and other wildlife from his window. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 2 brothers Earl and Delmer Wells; 2 sisters-in-law Nina Wells and Shirley Wells.

Paul is survived by his wife of 58 years Ruth Baker Wells; 3 sons Jake (Brenda) Wells, Frank (Debbie) Wells and Ernie (Tammy) Wells; 2 daughters Janice (Stanley) Archer and Barbara (Doug) Purdum; Grandchildren Chris (Brooke) Wells, Jessica (Jonathan) Barnes, Michael (Shelley) Gibson, Brandi (Adam) Martin, Beth Ann Gibson, Kenny (Sarah Beth) Wells, Sarah Jo Wells, James (Katie) Archer, Matthew (Jamie) Archer, Ashley Fecat, Nicholas Wells and Danielle (Ryan) Moore; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers Robert Wells of Dunganon, OH and Russell (Nellie) Wells of Sharon, OH; sister-in-law Minnie Wells of Chesterhill, OH. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends will be received Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, June 19, 2014 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Dudley Cemetery near Caldwell

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Hospice of Guernsey Inc., PO Box #1165, Cambridge, OH 43725. 

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Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
   Posted Mon June 16, 2014
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Paul Leroy Wells, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and for my Freedom

You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of.....

US Army Paul Leroy Wells, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Roberta Schenkel
   Posted Mon June 16, 2014
Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Jeff & Mel Bates
   Posted Mon June 16, 2014
Ernie, Tammy, & Nick, our deepest & sincere sympathy go out to your family at this time. May you be held close and comforted by loved ones during this time of sorrow. You are in our prayers. In Christian love, Jeff & Mel

Jeff & Leisa Hayes
   Posted Tue June 17, 2014
Barb & Janice
Leisa and I are deeply saddened by the news of your father's passing. May the memories you share help you find peace during this difficult time. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

   Posted Tue June 17, 2014
He fought a brave fight, never felt sorry for himself or ask why me? It was always a pleasure to visit with him and Aunt Ruth. I will miss him a bunch.

Jean and Jim Robinson
   Posted Wed June 18, 2014
Ruth and Family, we are sadden by the passing of Paul. Our deepast and sincer sympathy. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Jean and Jim Robinson

Kim McElfresh Burns
   Posted Wed June 18, 2014
I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Love, Kim

Betty Farson Wilson
   Posted Wed June 18, 2014
Ruth and family, please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of Paul. I will always remember how close he and my brother Bob were, and all the good times they had together . He was a good friend to my family. Betty Farson Wilson

Frances Louise Misel Hupp
   Posted Wed June 18, 2014
To Ruth and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I had a nice visit with Paul at the Dungannon Tractor Show. He knew his past and his future, but still could chuckle about things we both knew. Thank God for Paul and his brothers who served in the military so that we all are free and never had to face conflict on our soil. A generation of true Americans!

Ken Varga
   Posted Thu June 19, 2014
Ruth and Family, all us guys from "the trailer" will truly miss Paul. He was not only a good friend, but a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Stan Randolph
   Posted Thu June 19, 2014
My deepest sympathy to Ruth and your family and close friends. Stan

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