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Thomas Clements Wells

Mr. Thomas Clements Wells, age 93, passed away Monday, January 8, 2024, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born March 6, 1930, in Alexandria, Louisiana, to the late Herbert H. and Audie N. (Melder) Wells.

Mr. Wells was a heavy equipment operator by profession. Tommy was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He was an active member of the local veteran’s organizations and enjoyed the many friends he had through those organizations. Gardening was a true passion of Tommy’s; he was also an avid dancer and loved dancing and making friends wherever he went.

Mr. Tommy Wells is preceded in death by parents, Herbert H. and Audie N. (Melder) Wells; his beloved wife, Allie Wells; brothers, Otto Wells, Arthur Wells, Clifford Wells, Venoy Wells; sister, Juanita Ronsonet.

He is survived by sons, Mike Wells, Glen Wells and wife Doris, Greg Wells and wife Tammy, all of Mena, Arkansas, Clyde Wells and wife Elaine of Dayton, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Bert Wells of Glenmora, Louisiana; sister, Ottie Thomas of Damascus, Arkansas; his primary caretaker and friend of several years, Kelly Westbrook; his granddaughter who served as a caretaker when she didn’t have to, Kristen Wells; special friends of many years, Joan Childs and Barbara Muilenburg, who added much joy to his later years; as well as by a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends too numerous to mention.

Mr. Thomas Clements Wells was sent for cremation, there will be a memorial service announced at a later date. Cremation services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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