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Dennis Wells

Dennis Caye Wells

Monday, November 29th, 1948 - Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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Dennis C. Wells, 70 of Mars Hill NC, passed away at the John F. Keever Solace Center on October 23, 2019 following complications from brain surgery. Dennis was born in Haywood County and was a graduate of Canton High School. Dennis graduated from Mars Hill College on a football scholarship. Dennis spent the early part of his career teaching and coaching at T.C. Roberson and Pisgah High Schools. Dennis later became a sales executive for various freight businesses, retiring from Estes Freight in 2008.

Dennis is the son of the late Kermit and Elva Wells. Dennis is survived by his wife Diane Lee Wells of 47
years. Dennis is survived by his son Lee Wells (Allison), daughter Jennie Wells, granddaughter Lindsey
Wells (his little Tadpole). Dennis is also survived by his brothers Roger and Kermit Jr. and his sisters Fran
Carol and Alta. In addition to the Wells family he is survived by his mother-in-law Anne Lee and his in-
laws Bruce and Janet Murray, Tony and Laura Scotti, and David and Julie Lee. He is also survived by
nieces and nephews, Madison, Stephanie, Katie, Samantha, Emily, Josh, Laura Beth, Anderson, Brooks,
and Summer. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law Lois Wells and father-in-law Dr. Page Lee.

Dennis loved his granddaughter Lindsey. Lindsey was the light and love of his heart. Dennis enjoyed going on adventures with Lindsey to the post office and around Mars Hill. Dennis also enjoyed spending time with his great nephews, Brady and Miles McDevitt.

Dennis was a longtime member of Mars Hill Baptist Church. Dennis was a member of the Choir, served several terms as a Deacon, and was on a variety of other committees. Dennis was also a longtime member of the Mars Hill Lions Club working on numerous service-based projects.

Dennis enjoyed lifting weights and playing golf, especially with his Wednesday golf group. Dennis never met a stranger and enjoyed talking to anyone.

A memorial service for Dennis will be held at Mars Hill Baptist Church on November 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM. The family will receive family and friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Music Fund, Pastor’s Fund, or Youth Mission Fund at Mars Hill Baptist Church, PO Box 218 Mars Hill, NC 28754.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 4:00pm
    Mars Hill Baptist Church
    North Main Street
    Mars Hill, NC 28754
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 3:00pm
    Mars Hill Baptist Church
    North Main Street
    Mars Hill, NC 28754
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Dr. Reverend Tommy Justus


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Marsha Furness

Posted at 08:49pm
We are so sorry to hear that Dennis has passed away.
Both is us knew Dennis well through church, school, and as a neighbor to Jim In Fibreville.
Our deepest condolences go to all the family.
Jim and Marsha Furness


Sara Keene

Posted at 08:37am
My heartfelt prayers are with you during this difficult time. I pray that you are able to find healing in time. Those we love never truly leave us.
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Tracy Henderson

Posted at 05:06pm
I am deeply sorry to learn of Dennis' passing. We shared many good days while working together at ABF Freight System in Asheville, NC and while traveling to a few University of Tennessee football games. My condolences and best wishes to his family.

Cathy Walsh

Posted at 10:28pm
Diane, we have such good memories of having you and Dennis as friends when you were in Canton. Our hearts go out to you and your family in his passing. May God be especially close to you in the days to come.
Harold and Cathy Walsh

Pede Self

Posted at 10:57am
I was so sorry to hear about Dennis’s passing. I remember him fondly from Canton High School. He was such a sweet guy. I’m sorry I never got to say hello when I was at Kent’s house. I’m sending you and your family prayers of comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Pede Conley Self

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