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175 VFW Post Rd / PO Box 725
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Lt. Col (Retired) John Wells

Lt. Col (Retired) John Augustus Wells

Friday, October 28th, 1932 - Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Lt. Col. (Retired) John Augustus Wells, age 86 of Winter Springs, FL, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 28, 1932 to the late Cornelius Augustus and Mary Rucia McGahee Wells. Lt. Col. (Retired) Wells served his county proudly in Korea and Vietnam and spent his career in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, watching University of Georgia Football and sumo wrestling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Yuriko Aoyama Wells; sister, Juanita Wells.

Surviving are his son, John Augustus Wells, Jr. of Orlando, Florida and his daughter, Susan Wells of Winter Springs, Florida.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Friday, February 1, 2019 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Rev. Terry Rice and Dr. Kenneth Franklin officiating. Interment will follow in Level Grove Cemetery with full military honors provided by the United States Air Force.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until the service hour on Friday at the funeral home.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Service

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 2:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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    Rev. Terry Rice
    Dr. Kenneth Franklin
  • Interment

    Level Grove Cemetery
    Level Grove Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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Mark B. Allen

Posted at 06:22am
Sorry to hear about your father's passing.It was just announced at church yesterday (2-24-19).... I enjoyed talking with him at Tuskwillia UMC... I will miss him and he and his service to this great country WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!

Most Sincerely his brother in Christ,

Mark B. Allen

Mark B. Allen

Posted at 05:34am
I am sorry to hear about your fathers passing. I always enjoy talking to him at Tuskawilla. Your father and service to the USA will not be forgotten.
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