J.B. Wells, 78, of Monticello passed away March 31, 2014, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
Mr. Wells was a business owner, a United States Air Force veteran and was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid bowler, hunter and fisherman.
He was born April 30, 1935 and was the son of the late John Wesley Wells and Emma Anna Frisby Wells.
He was also preceded in death by seven siblings, Bart Wells, Lucille Daley, Junus Wells, Mary Pennington, Essie Marhofer, Bessie Boyd and Dorothy Terry; and one grandson, Joshua Wells.
Mr. Wells is survived by his wife, Beatrice Griffith Wells of Monticello; two sons, Steve Wells and wife Cindy of Udall, Kansas and Chris Wells and wife Stephanie of Senatobia, MS; two daughters, Lisa Stringfellow and husband Keith of Arlington, Texas and Kathy Denman and husband Paul of Sterlington, LA; fourteen grandchildren, Justin, Alan, Jett, Katie, Christopher Ty, Nicholas, Kendall, Tyler, Corey, Sarah, Luke, Isaac, Shelby Nicole and Charley Kate; and one great-grandchild, Lane.
Visitation is April 2 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Funeral services will be held February 3 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial with military honors will be at Union Ridge Cemetery on Midway Route in Drew County.