LEBANON - Arthur Henry Wells passed away at home on March 12, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary King Wells; and family he loved and was proud of, daughter, Darcy Battye and husband John and son Rand Wells and wife, Carleen; granddaughter, Morgan Battye, grandson, Mason Battye and granddaughter, Cassandra Wells, all of Lebanon; a sister, Virginia Gantick and husband, Adam of Mansfield; also, many other special and loved relatives and friends. He was predeceased by brothers, Selden Wells, Jr. and Richard Wells.
Arthur was born on November 22, 1936 in Willimantic, to the late Selden and Marion (Campbell) Wells, Sr. He graduated as Salutorian of his class from Lyman Memorial High School and went on to study at Hartford Technical Institute with a degree in Tool and Die making. Deciding he didn't like working inside, he worked several different jobs, eventually settling on hauling milk and later became owner/operator, working in this business for 39 years. After retiring in 2000, he and his son started Wells Excavating. He thoroughly enjoyed operating all the machines right up to his diagnosis of cancer. Arthur volunteered for the draft, serving in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, was a Life Member of the Lebanon Vol. Fire Dept., and also served as committee chairman for Boy Scout Troop 58. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon, he served as a Deacon for many years often simultaneously as a Trustee often acting as Chairman. Always taking care of the building and overseeing many projects, Arthur was personally instrumental in the installation of the Baptistery and site work for the new addition.
A Memorial Service will be observed 11 AM Saturday (March 17th) directly at the First Baptist Church of Lebanon, located at 694 Trumbull Hwy. The family will receive guests from 5 - 7 PM THURSDAY (March 15th) at the Church. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory may be to the First Baptist Church of Lebanon, P.O. Box 231, Lebanon 06249 or to the Lebanon Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 51, Lebanon 06249. The family would like to thank Hospice for the wonderful care they provided as well as thanking all those that sent cards and notes to lift his spirits during over the past few months. Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.
Lebanon Volunteer Fire Dept.
P.O. Box 51, Lebanon CT 06249
First Baptist Church of Lebanon
P.O. Box 231, Lebanon CT 06249