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Tisdale Lann Memorial Funeral Home
Tuesday June 7th, 2022
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Wednesday June 8th, 2022

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David Wells

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.


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Harley Wilkinson Eftink Aug 9 2022 9:31 PM

David and I went through school together...he was such a good friend. Bruce Williams and i used to go to his house to play when we were kids. It was always good to see him, occassionaly, when I went to GP plant where he was a engineer. he will be greatly missed. May god's greatest comfort be upon all his family and friends. RIP, Mr. David Wells..enjoyed having you as a friend.

John M. Williams Jun 15 2022 2:44 PM

Just heard about David's passing today. I am so sorry that I did not know before his funeral so I could send my condolences then. David was a sweet, kind first cousin, and I have such fond memories of childhood visits with all the Massey sisters' families. My sympathy to all the Wells families, especially Kent and Lamar (Sam) and their families. Linda

Linda Blount Jun 14 2022 12:08 PM

Debbie, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I remember many days at St. Mark with David and you as well and David’s mom and dad. You and your family are in my prayers.

Donna Land Richards Jun 9 2022 9:07 PM

Our deepest condolences to the Wells family.

Colleen Jernigan Jun 8 2022 12:07 PM

We are deeply sorry to hear of David's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the Wells family during this difficult time.

Randy Nixon and the Staff of Corrosion Probe, Inc. Jun 8 2022 7:59 AM

I’m going to miss David after working around him for over 30 years. He cared so much about the mill. I often observed him…how hard he worked and listened intently when he spoke in meetings or wherever he was in the mill. He worked tirelessly during outages sometimes being there really late and showing back up early the next day. Dedication that you don’t find much nowadays. My prayer daily was for David to be healed and I looked forward to seeing him back in the mill like always but God had another plan. Rest well Mr David…Prayers for all his family.

Janice Buckhalter Jun 7 2022 11:35 PM

I met David immediately after he joined the Weyerhaeuser Columbus project in 1980. His perseverance, engineering knowledge, and teamwork skills were extraordinary. It occurred to me recently that he oversaw nearly every foundation that got built on the mill site from 1980 to 2022.
Rest In Peace, dear friend. And may God hold family and loved ones closely.

Dan Pittman Jun 7 2022 11:06 PM

Prayers for this family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Nona Herndon Jun 7 2022 9:12 PM

Prayers for the family

Nancy Cantrell Jun 7 2022 5:17 PM

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