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James L. "Jim" Wells

June 18, 1944 ~ December 20, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

James Wells Obituary

James Lee Wells (Jim) passed away peacefully on December 20 in Homewood, Alabama. Born in Yuma, Arizona to Homer and Geraldine Wells (Covert), Jim was raised in Bushnell and lived in Macomb most of his life before moving to Alabama to be near his daughter. Jim served in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and earned two Bronze Star medals during his service. He graduated from Western with a degree in math and worked in careers as varied as insurance and teaching before settling on what he most loved to do-weld. He was a talented welder whose work can be seen all over Macomb. A lifelong golfer, he combined his passion for tinkering and golf by building his own clubs. Friends who visited his shop over the years will fondly remember his creative thinking and great conversations. 
Jim is preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Bonnie (Knous). He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. James Mitchell and Jamie Wells of Whitestown, Indiana; his daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Jaclyn Wells and Dr. Jeff Bacha of Hoover, Alabama; three grandchildren, Lucy Wells, Charles Wells, and Vivian Bonnie Bacha; and his sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Boyd Wilson of Normal, Illinois.
A funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 3 at 11:00 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Pastor A. Lee Unger officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour before the funeral. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. Full military rites will be conducted by the Macomb VFW and Macomb American Legion at grave site.
Everyone is invited for a luncheon at the VFW following the burial.
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