Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Gerald E. Wells

Gerald E. “Jerry” Wells, age 75, of Shelby, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, September 15, 2016 at his home.

Jerry was born August 21, 1941 in Marion, the son of the late Ernest E. and Goldie (Gilbert) Wells. He was a 1960 graduate of Shelby Senior High School and then attended Mansfield Business College for two years earning a certificate. For 30 years Jerry drove a propane truck. Since 1998, he had his own business setting large propane tanks for farmers. Jerry was currently driving for the Mennonite community where he met and made many friends who gave him the nickname, “Windy.”  Jerry loved to watch trains and play cards, most recently at the Shelby Community and Senior Center. He attended Shiloh United Methodist Church. With Jerry around there was never a dull moment.

Jerry is survived by his three children: Ernie (Amy) Wells of Willard, Stephanie (Greg) Mulvane of Norwalk, and Julie Wells of Columbus; a sister, Patricia Sue Wells of North Carolina; and a special friend, Peggy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his first wife, Dixie Irene Wells in 1998; his second wife: Carrie E. Wells in 2015; 1 sister: Barbara Nelson; and a granddaughter: Erica Wells.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2-5 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 am. Pastor John Grimm will officiate and burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh.

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  1. Carl and grace rader says:

    So sorry to hear the passing of jerry prayer to the family rader family

  2. Jim Eakins says:

    I was saddened to learn that Jerry had died. We were both young men in 1963 when I came to Shelby to manage the Albers Supermarket. Jerry worked for the Sealtest Ice Cream Company and delivered ice cream to the Albers Store (which was later bought out by Great Scot) Jerry loved to talk and visit with everyone. Whenever I would see him in later years, he was always jovial and outgoing. He always kept busy. The last time I saw and visited with Jerry was at McDonalds in Willard this summer. I will miss him. My wife, Barbara and I send our sincere sympathy to his children and extended family.
    Jim Eakins

  3. bob burky says:

    Jerry was a good man I spent a lot of time growing up at his house and with his son ernie you all have my deepest sympathy, a few years ago jerry had some tools come up missing and told me about it I went and got him new ones and when I showed up to give m to him he broke into tears he would do anything for anybody he really enjoyed playing on hisskiddy

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