Charles H. Wells

March 18, 1938 - February 17, 2021
Charles Wells

Charles H. “Chuck” Wells, 82, passed away on February 17, 2021 in Mustang, Oklahoma after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on March 18, 1938 in Okesa, Oklahoma to John and Susie (Scott) Wells. As a child, he moved with his family to Mound Valley, Kansas. He grew up and attended schools in Mound Valley, graduating from Mound Valley High School in 1956. He and Patty Sue Yeubanks were married in July of 1960 in Mound Valley. They started a family in the Mound Valley area before moving to Oklahoma City in 1968. Charles then began his career as a marketing representative for Skelly Oil Company, Getty Oil and Texaco. Charles is survived by his daughter Julie Wells (Melinda Smith), friend Clara Evans, grandchildren Logan Smith, Braden Wells, and Landon Smith, sisters Betty Hill and Bert Childress and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Patty and son Tony.

Those that knew Charles knew he defied the odds with his recent health struggles and always looked forward to his next project in life. He had one of the strongest work ethics around, working on project after project never seeming to run out of ideas. In fact, the night before he passed away, he was designing and planning his next project at the lake. Everyone also knows that when he wasn’t tinkering with something he was telling a joke or a story.

He was part of a very special group of life-long friends from the Southeast Kansas area that is known as the “Pumpkin Creekers”. This group has remained very close friends through the years and recently began assisting with the support and upkeep of the local Mound Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in Memory of the “Pumpkin Creekers” to the Mound Valley Cemetery Association, in care of the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home P.O. Box 325, Altamont, Kansas 67330.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Mound Valley Cemetery in Mound Valley Kansas.

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