Mr. Michael B. Wells, Jr., 95 of Buena Vista, Georgia passed away on June 16, 2022. A private graveside service was held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date, TBD.
Mr. Wells was born March 17, 1927, in Sumter County, Georgia to Michael B. Wells, Sr. and Nettilee Highnote Wells, and the family soon returned to the Draneville area of Marion County. Mr. Wells served in World War II as a staff sergeant in the United States Army, stationed in Le Harve, France near the end of the war. Because of his typing skills he was selected as the postmaster in the post office on the base. After the war he returned home and soon married Samantha Eugenia (Deanie) Hutto and began his long career in farming and in the dairy business.
Mr. Wells, or Mr. Junior, as he was known by his friends, took pleasure in tending to his garden and fruit trees. Whether it was peaches, turnips, pears, squash, pomegranates, persimmons or even bananas, Mr. Junior could grow it. At any time of the year, he had something ready to pick and he took much pleasure in sharing his harvest with his neighbors. Mr. Junior loved fishing and hunting, and on many days, if you passed by his pond on Highway 41, you would see him in his boat wetting a hook.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Wells was preceded in death by his brothers, Glenn Wells and Jim Wells, his sisters, Ethel Helms, Louise Duke, Margie Spears and Linda Joiner, and his grandson, Alexander Michael Bluestone.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Deanie and his children: Perry Wells and wife Leslie of Macon, GA, Patricia Bluestone and her husband, Stan McGlaun of Celina, TN, Randy Wells and his wife, Linda of Atlanta, GA, David Wells and his wife, Sandy of Buena Vista, GA, Julie Brown and her husband, Frank of Buena Vista, GA. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren:
Kalin Bluestone, Daniel Wells, Chrissy McDonald, Lauren McKarvich, Leah Bluestone, Peyton Wells, Elizabeth Brown, Gray Wells, Emilie Wells, Caroline Brown, Brick Wells, and 3 great- grandchildren: Olivia McDonald, Pace McKarvich and Isla McDonald. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life. He enjoyed every minute he was with them and loved them dearly.
Mr. Junior was a member of Union United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church at Union United Methodist Church c/o Jean Powell, 952 Harts Mill Road Buena Vista, GA 31803.
Way-Watson Funeral Home, 1052 Dr. Deryl Hart Road, Buena Vista, Georgia has been entrusted with these arrangements.