CORTLAND, Ohio – Dewayne H. Wells, 69, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at his residence.
He was born August 29, 1947 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of the late Harold Wells and Marie Ballas.
He was a graduate of Woodland High School in Indiana.
He came to Warren in 1970 from Woodburn, Indiana.
He retired in 2003 from GM Fab Plant in Lordstown as a fork lift driver after 33 years.
He was of the Lutheran Faith.
He was board president for the Trumbull Mobile Meals and was a member of the Howland American Legions Post #700, the Cortland Masonic Lodge 529, Morning Light Lodge #80 and the Trinity Lodge #42.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing and his grandchildren.
He served our country in the U.S. Navy on the USS Corry in Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah L. Wells; three children, Dorothy (Scott) Sabatini, Penny (Robert) Bennett and Glenn Wells; three grandchildren, Allison and Emily Bennett and Tristen Sabatini; two brothers, Tim (Mary) Wells of Layfette, Indiana and Jon (Joan) Wells of Southington and a sister, Lori (James) Becker of Lake Milton.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Samuel Brutz.
Family and friends may call Sunday, May 7 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Monday, May 8 from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE., Warren, Ohio 44483.
A service will be held on Monday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Luther officiating.
Burial will be held in Howland Townshhip Cemetery with a military service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trumbull Mobile Meals 323 E. Market St. Warren, Ohio 44481 or to the American Legions Post 700, PO Box 8735, 8273 High St. Warren, Ohio 44484.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to sign the guest book and send condolences to the Wells family.
A television tribute will air Monday, May 8 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.