Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 25, 2013 11:19 am EST


FREDERICKTOWN — Paul C. Wells, 89, of Fredericktown, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at his residence with his family by his side.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was one of those people who had a smile for everyone and some amazing stories to tell. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and will live forever in their hearts.

Paul was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Grundy, Va., to the late Walter W. Wells and Minnie (Whited) Hawkins, and had spent most of his lifetime in Knox County. He was employed at the Foote Foundry/Dana Co. in Fredericktown, from which he retired. He was a member of the Fredericktown Senior Citizens, Gideons International and the Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Paul was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and recently he had the opportunity to take part in Honor Flight Columbus, which provided the opportunity for World War II veterans to visit the Veterans Memorial in our nation’s capital.

Surviving are his children, Kathleen Mary (Timothy) Hammock of Marysville, Jackie Lynn (Fred) Henwood of Howard and Melanie Kay (Jack) Craw of Fredericktown; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Wells; sisters, Dorothy Wiggins, Edith Lavella “Billie” Phillips, Thelma Ridenour; and brothers, Luther Wells, Carl Wells Sr. and Francis Hawkins.

Friends may call Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral services will follow beginning at 1 p.m., with Pastor Susan Stevens officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight Columbus, P.O. Box 1203, Columbus, OH 43212.

To send a private online condolence to the family, visit

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Paul Wells.

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