Francis "Frank" P Wells

Born: Wed., Mar. 4, 1953
Died: Thu., Jun. 3, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 18, 2021
Location: st. joseph's catholic church

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Francis 'Frank' Wells 68, passed away unexpectedly June 3rd.  Born in PIttsburgh, PA and a long time resident of W Columbia, SC.  Frank was best known for a quick joke and a warm, friendly smile.  He was a friend to many and a stranger to none.  Following his 4 years in the US Navy he spent 30+ years with the National Weather Service. 
Frank is survived by his wife, Joan Wells, daughters, Rebecca (Dillon) Wells and Sarah Schnatter; as well as many loving family and friends.  He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Mary Wells; brothers Joseph, Edward, Richard Robert and Paul; and a sister, Judith.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 18th at 11am at St Josephs Catholic Church, 3512 Devine St, Columbia SC.  A graveside service will be at the Allegheny Cemetary. Pittsburgh PA at a date yet to be determined.  

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Richard S Wells
   Posted Wed June 09, 2021
Wells, Francis P. (Frank) 68, of West Columbia., S.C. Thursday, June 3
Born 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pa. son of Mary Stevens and Richard Wells,
who predecease him, he is the last of the Wells bunch from S. Pacific Ave in
Garfield. He was a dutiful choirboy, graduate of Peabody H.S., Honorably Discharged
U. S. Navy Veteran who'd retired 5 years ago from the Weather Service.
It could be said of him that he was generous to all the many whose lives he
touched, a master of the "Grand Gesture" a cut-up prankster littering jokes and
lightening the mood, a pleaser from start to finish.
It can truly be said he never hurt anyone. Few earn such an epitaph.
He is survived by his spouse Joan, his daughters, Rebecca and Sarah, special
niece, Debbie Krebs, numerous nephews and nieces nationwide, friends, neighbors
as well as co-workers in South Carolina, Alabama, Pittsburgh and Erie, Pa.

Mike Hundley
   Posted Fri June 11, 2021
I was a huge fan of Franks and he was a fan of me.He and I would meet at the fence at the ball park and talk for hours . I could not keep from laughing at all of his joke and he would tell me to beat that one. I had no clue that he was sick if I had known I would have told him some jokes to pick his spirits up. May you rest in peace . You Yank .
Love you Buddy and I will see you again.

Mike Hundley

   Posted Sun June 13, 2021
Mr. Wells was my favorite patients at Walgreens pharmacy. He was always so bright, funny as can be and full of energy. He will be missed dearly by our staff. We send our deepest condolences.

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