Derwood Wells

Derwood Wells, 98 of Monticello passed away October 28, 2020.

He was born July 18, 1922 near Dumas at Wells Bayou and was the son of Clarence and Willie Carter Wells.

Mr. Wells was owner of Wells Oil Company, a Christian and served WWII veteran who served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1947.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ray (Bubba) Wells; a brother, Lee Russell Wells; and three sisters, Bessie Bradley, Zelma Smith and Beatrice Patoka.

Survivors are his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth (Liz) and Bill Rial of Peachtree City, Georgia; a brother and sister-in-law, Audrey and Susie Wells of Dumas; two grandchildren, Chris Rial and Lindsey Taylor; and four great grandchildren, Sydney Taylor, Leighton Taylor, Cotham Rial and Sawyer Rial.

A graveside service will be held on October 30 at 11 a.m. at Tyro Cemetery with Rev. Julius Carter officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.