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Jerry Claude “Buddy” Wells

• Jul 12, 2018 at 3:06 PM

BIG STONE GAP, VA - Jerry Claude “Buddy” Wells, 75, went to be home with the Lord on Tuesday morning of July 10, 2018.

Buddy was born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and resided the majority of his life there. He graduated from Powell Valley High School. He worked as a coal miner for many years. He then worked as truck driver until retirement.

Buddy was of Baptist faith. He will be remembered for his kindness and his unforgettable sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude L. Wells and Eula Mae Sturgill Wells; his daughter, Janice Marie Wells Oakes; and his great-grandson, Braylon Hunter Jenkins.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Hatfield Wells; his sons, Jerry Claude Wells III and Marshall Wells and his fiancé, Tonya Crisp; his brother, Howard Wells; his son-in-law, Gary Oakes; his granddaughters, Lyndsay Oakes Jenkins and her husband, Brandon Jenkins and Jordan Crisp; his grandsons, Wade Oakes, Tyler Crisp, Noah Wells, Preston Wells, Aiden Wells and Ian Wells; his great-grandson, Brandon Jenkins Jr.; his nieces, Courtney Head and Jessica Wells; and a host of many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Jerry Claude “Buddy” Wells will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel in Wise, VA with Minister Buddy Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the East Stone Gap Cemetery in Big Stone Gap, VA. Family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. till time of services at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, VA. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions be made to Sturgill Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1068 Wise, VA 24293. Please visit www.sturgillfuneral.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Sturgill Funeral Home 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, VA 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

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