Davis M. Wells

June 7, 2010

Davis M. Wells 74 of Danforth, IL, died at 4:55 p.m. CST June 7, 2010 at Provena St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee, IL. Born March 1, 1936 in Hopkinsville, KY to Walter & Katie (Davis) Wells. Mr. Wells was a pipe fitter for Caterpillar in Joliet, IL for 25 years, retiring on November 30, 1995. After retirement he worked at South Oak Ford and Oak Wood Cemetery, both in Wilmington, IL. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #241 in Wilmington, IL, the American Legion Post 23 in Watseka, IL, N.R.A., and International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers. PaPa “enjoyed spoiling his grandkids”.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Kankakee Valley. Envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

3 Daughters: Stacy (Steve) Reed of Danforth, IL, Rebecca (Thomas) Midkiff of Ekron, KY and Angie Wells of Roachdale, IN 3 Sons: Kevin Wells of Danforth, IL, Jeff (Tammie) Mills of Louisville, KY and Ricky Rager of Louisville, KY 3 Sisters: Wanda Sweeney of Monticello, IN, Louise Wells of Frankfort, IN and Dorthy Dover of California 10 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Vernon, Woodrow, Hershal, Donny and Larry Wells and a sister, June Ottinger.


2 Condolences for “Davis M. Wells”

  1. Karen Girard~Trudeau June 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    You have my deepest condolences on your loss. I know he will be greatly missed in your lives.
    With many prayers,
    Karen Girard~Trudeau
    Beaverville, IL 60912

  2. Boyd K. Leavitt June 18, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I was taken aback when I read that Daris had passed away. He and I used to run around together in high school. I have not seen him since 1952 or 1953. In 1953 I joined the Marine Corps. and other than occasional visits to Frankfort have not been there.
    Had I tried to locate Daris I would have no doubt failed since he too had moved away. I have on occasion driven by where he used to live, most of that is also gone now too.
    Looking at the picture of him in the paper, (my sister sent it to me), he is one of the few people I would have recognized if I had met him on the street. He looked pretty much the way he did in high school, other than aging like the rest of us.
    He was always a fun loving person. I am sure he was a great husband, father, and grandfather. Even though I have not seen him in all these many years, he will still be missed by me.
    The next time I am in Frankfort, I will stop by Green Lawn and pay my respects.
    I am sorry for your loss.
    Boyd K. Leavitt

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