Mr. James Willam “Jim” Wells, Jr., age 50, of Parrott, GA, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, GA.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Watson-Tante Funeral Home with Rev. David Chapman officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home one hour prior to funeral time.
Mr. Wells was born February 22, 1967, in Americus, GA, to James W. Wells, Sr. and Anita Israel Wells. He was employed by Tyler Forestry. Jim enjoyed spending time with his grandson as well as his family and friends. He loved fishing and hunting and when he was younger, he enjoyed playing sports. Jim volunteered at the Salvation Army serving food during Thanksgiving and Christmas. He practiced martial arts and was a very talented woodworker, particularly wood carvings. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter Wells, Frances Wells Hicks, Mary Davis Musselwhite and L. J. Israel.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Frances and Fred Rockenhaus of Ellaville, GA; a step-mother, Betty Wells of Ellaville, GA; four step-brothers, Vance Streeter of Ellaville, GA, Keith and Robin Streeter of Rockford, IL, Tommy Jackson of Ellaville, GA, and Bill and Jennifer Jackson of Ellaville, GA; a step-sister, Linda and Smitty Eason of Americus, GA; two aunts, Lenora Cone of Enigma, GA, and Jane and Rudy Killingsworth of Buena Vista, GA; his wife, Barbara Wells of Americus, GA; a grandson, Landon Miller; and his cat, Lacy. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Watson-Tante Funeral Home of Buena Vista, GA, is in charge of the arrangements.