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In lieu of flowers, Wounded Warrior Project
230 W Monroe St Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
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Life Story / Obituary
Robert Milton Wells age 79, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 8th, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph & Amy (Johnson) Wells, his birth mother, Floy Agnes (Tracy) Wells, his brother John Wells & sister-in-law Sara Wells, his two sisters, Ruth Wilson and Bobbie Johnson, stepsister Lois Littleton, stepbrother Richard Brooks, Grandson Tyler Jones, and Great Grandson, Christopher Herring. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Laverne Wells. Also, his children Pamela (Mike) Jones, Patsy Potter, stepchildren, Tamara Huffman (David Martell), Timothy Haisma (Carol Gemmen), stepsister-in-law Carolyn Brooks, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, along with three generation of nieces, nephews and many wonderful people he called friends, girlfriends, adopted kids and the pets of others that came to see Uncle Cookie.
Robert was born in Tennessee and kept his southern accent after moving to Grand Rapids in 1987. He was a proud Army veteran of six years. He had several different jobs but the most recent was working 32 years in the United States Postal Service where he was given a nickname of Ten-A-C.
Robert was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Along with other community services over the years, His ministry was calling on his single friends most every day to be sure they were okay. Remembering your birthday to be the first to tell you how special your day was to him. In His community, he helped to put the neighbors 12 garbage cans from the curb to the condo garages just to be neighborly. A Southern gentlemen, he loved country & western music, western shirts, and big belt buckles. In his younger days he wore his cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and drove pick-up trucks.
Robert’s life will be celebrated on July 13th,2023, Visitation will commence at 10am with final goodbyes at 11am, with a luncheon to follow. Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel 2120 Lake Michigan Dr. NW. Grand Rapids, Mi. 49504 has charge. Burial will be private at Rosedale Memorial Park, O-50 Lake Michigan Dr. NW., Grand Rapids, MI. 49544. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Robert's name.