J P Wells

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J P Wells, 89, of Watha passed from his earthly life to his eternal rest on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center with his beloved family at his bedside.

He was born January 13, 1929 in Pender County, the son of the late Arthur Graham Wells and Liddie Betheny Rivenbark Wells. Also remembered are his brothers, Allen, W.E., Johnnie and Nathan Wells, all who preceded JP in death.

J P leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 67 years, Sophie Owens Wells, daughters, Joan Johnson (Bob), Glenda Knowles (David) and Roxane Denny (Danny); sons, Jeffrey Wells (Angela) and Bryan Wells (Tina); grandchildren, James Johnson, Brian Johnson, Shawn Knowles (Meredith), Lisa Jones (Ashley), Phillip Knowles (Janessa), Jacob Denny (Lauren), Josh Denny (Amber), Jeremy Wells (Stacy), Ashley Reynolds (Ryan), Amanda Wells, Alexa Bieber (Zach), and Brittney Brown (Brandon); 19 great grandchildren; sister, Deloris Chadwick; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

J P was devoted to his God and his family and worked hard all of his life to provide for them. He was a respected builder, building many homes throughout his career. Later as his health failed, J P continued his love of building by constructing architectural Legos which he proudly displayed in his home. His happiest moments were spent at home with his family. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all.

The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel with service beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. David Knowles will conduct the service.

Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park.

The family wishes to thank Lower Cape Fear Hospice staff, especially Felicia James and Joyce Messick for proving comfort to JP and his family in the weeks preceding his passing.

It would be a wonderful tribute to JP if you would consider a memorial gift to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.

Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting "Guestbook" above.

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.