David Carr Wells, 64, passed away on June 5, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was born March 4, 1958 in Woodstown, NJ to the late William L. and Sammye Massey Wells. When David was 9 months old, his family moved to Aberdeen where they made their home. David was a graduate of Aberdeen High School and a graduate of Mississippi State University earning a Civil Engineering degree. May of 1980 was a very memorable month for David as he graduated MSU, began a career with Weyerhauser, now International Paper, that would span 42 years, but most of all he pledged his hand and heart to his bride, Debbie Krueger Wells, Ph.D on May 25. Together he and Debbie made their home in Columbus. In addition to being a Senior Project Engineer for Weyerhauser, he also taught robotics at the Monroe County Vo Tech. David loved his work and enjoyed taking SCUBA diving trips with Debbie.
David is survived by his wife, Dr. Debbie Wells, Columbus; son, David Oliver Clark (Donna) Bristol, TN; brothers, William Kent Wells, Syracuse, NY and Samuel Lamar Wells (Glenda), Lawrenceville, GA; sister-in-law, Lisa Kaufmann of Boone, TN.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday June 8, 2022 at Tisdale Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Rev. Kenneth Corley and Rev. Curtis Bray officiating. Burial will follow in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his son, David Clark; nephews, Taylor Wells, William Lamar Wells, Daniel Krueger, coworkers, Mike Acker and Rodger Coan. Honorary pallbearers will be David’s coworkers and employees of Weyerhauser- International Paper.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5-8 PM.
Donations may be given to the Mississippi University for Women Foundation, coded to the Counseling Center, 1100 College ST, W Box 1618, Columbus, MS 39701 or to MUW Wesley Foundation 224 S 11th ST, Columbus, MS 39701 or a charity of choice.
Condolences may be shared at tisdalelannmemorialfuneralhome.com.