John Wesley "J.W." Wells was born April 30, 1928, in Lincolnton, GA, the oldest child of the late Am Kilpatrick and Mattie Motsinger Wells. He passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014.
Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Jean Parnell Wells; son, Michael Wells, of Fayetteville, GA; daughter, Shawn Wells Dixon, of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren Wesley and Jacob Wells and Lindsay, Chris, Kaitlyn, and Hunter Dixon; great-grandchildren Ravi, Leila, and Kinleigh; brother, Robert Rodney Wells (Fay), of Winston Salem, NC; sister, Linda Wells Mangum (John), of Wingate, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
John graduated from High Point Central High School and served in the U.S. Army in Germany.
John began his working career at Beeson Hardware followed by Shackleford's Men's Store. He joined Kay Chemical in 1958 and retired July 10, 1992, having worked as Plant Manager and Shipping/Warehouse Manager. He was a strict, dedicated manager who was respected by employees as well as customers and suppliers.
Even though John worked many hours at his job, he found time to support and volunteer at various agencies and charities. He was an active member of the High Point Jaycees, Elk Lodge, and Junior Order (Mechanicsville Chapter, now the High Point Chapter). He gave many the gift of life through his participation in Red Cross Blood Drives. During his lifetime, John donated 121 pints of blood or 15 gallons. For each pint donated, the life of three people is saved or John unselfishly gave to 363 people. He was also a supporter of various Veterans organizations, the Boys Club, and he volunteered one day a week at the Victory Junction Gang Camp. John was also a former member of Colonial Country Club where he enjoyed a round of golf with his buddies.
John was a faithful member of Emerywood Baptist Church and the Roger Bell Men's Class.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 25, 2014, 2:00pm at Emerywood Baptist Church in High Point. Visitation will follow the service in the gathering area.
Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point are serving the Wells Family.
Memorials may be directed to:
Jr. Order United American Mechanics, 452 S. Main St., High Point, NC 27260
Emerywood Baptist Church, 1300 Country Club Dr. High Point, NC 27262
or to the charity of your choice.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
II Timothy 4:7