Robert Lloyd Wells, age 91, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born Oct. 5, 1927 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Harley Wells and Helen Lloyd Wells.
Bob was a 1945 graduate of Central High School in Columbus. He was a WW II veteran of the United States Navy, where he served proudly as a Seaman 1st Class Submariner on the USS Capitaine. Bob was a former lumber inspector for various companies throughout his working career. He was an active and dedicated member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wellston as well as the Knights of Columbus.
Bob was a conversationalist who delighted in visiting with people and sharing life stories. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and being a volunteer fireman in McArthur for several years. Bob was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan who, along with his wife, Sue, worked at the Red’s spring training in Sarasota Florida for several years. Always willing to volunteer, Bob and Sue volunteered at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, the Columbus Arts Festival and the Paul Bunyan Show, to name a few.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne E. Kronauge Oths Wells; “children”, Michael Oths (Susan Burke) of Boise, Idaho, Dr. Kathryn Oths (Dr. William Dressler) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Christine “Cricket” Masson (Mark) of Germantown, Maryland, Jennifer Martindill (Greg) of Danville, Illinois, and Amy Montgomery (Eric) of Xenia, Ohio; sisters, Charlene “Jo” Pruden of Oklahoma and Eileen Wolff (Dr. Bill Wolff) of Missouri; sister-in-law, Mary Wells of Gahanna, Ohio; along with nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Scokel Wells; and his brother, Merill Wells.
Calling hours will be Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston, where rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wellston with Father Nic Ventura officiating. Private burial for the family will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Bob’s memory be given to the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, 227 South New York Avenue, Wellston, Ohio 45692 or Habitat for Humanity, 322 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709-3543. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com