Robert Jasper Wells, Sr.

January 21, 1931 - June 13, 2019
Robert Jasper Wells, Sr.


Robert Jasper Wells, Sr; 88, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday, June 13th, 2019. Born in Pender County in 1931, his parents were the late Zeb Wells and Mary Belle Williams Wells.

He was a loving husband to his late wife, Minnie Turner Wells; a father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Robert was a proud retired US Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He loved to tinker on tasks and to get his hands dirty, working as a jack of all trades in several professions throughout his adulthood.

Robert is survived by four children: Glenn Wells and wife, Judy; Robert Wells Jr. and wife, Susan; Juanita Wells; and Mary Wells; five grandchildren: Bobbie Jean, Candace, Lisa, Tina, Zeb; and many great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends and family at this time in a celebration of the life of Mr. Robert Wells.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 20th at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1311 Shipyard Boulevard with a military salute and a commemoration of his life given by two personal speakers, family friend Cheryl Branch and granddaughter Candace Wells.

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  • June 19, 2019
    F Davis says:
    May you find comfort in you many fond memories that you shared and strength in the support of family and friends who care. May you look forward to a new day when God will fulfill his promise to wipe away all tears from our faces as death and mourning will cease, Revelation 21:4. May it comfort you to know that he has promised to restore life to all who He remembers in the fulfillment of his promise for a new heavens and new earth where righteousness will dwell, Acts 24:15, Psalms 37:11, 29 and 2 Peter 3:13. My condolences for your loss.

  • July 01, 2019
    Debra Wells says:
    Robert Wells, I have thought of you often over the years and wondered many things. So sorry I missed you.