LAWRENCEBURG — Truman M. Wells, 89, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington. He was a native of Anderson County and son of the late Lillis Ray Drury and Roy Thomas Wells.
Truman worked for many years as a respected building contractor in Lawrenceburg. He served in the infantry division of the U.S. Army during WWII, saw action in Normandy and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a 63-year member of the Alton Baptist Church where he served as Deacon Emeritus and Sunday school secretary for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #34 and a 50-year member of the Anderson Masonic Lodge #90.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois Lawrence Wells; a daughter, Susan Young, and her husband, Tony, of Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren, Emily Young of Lexington and Graham Young of Lawrenceburg; a sister, Nancy Brown (Bill) of Lawrenceburg; a brother, Robert D. Wells (Bettie) of Shelbyville; a sister-in-law, Tyna Wells of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Mountjoy, and two brothers, Jackie A. Wells and Bruce L. Wells.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19th at Alton Baptist Church. Bro. Rick Shannon and Dr. John Charles will officiate. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.