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Ben Wells

August 1, 1937 — August 27, 2021


Ben Thomas Wells, age 84, of Fritch, Texas, passed from this life to join his Lord and Savior on August 27, 2021. Ben was born August 1, 1937, to Norris Neely “Chick” and Agnes Catherine Wells.  He was the youngest of three children.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Lee Fedric Wells of the home, whom he married on November 8, 1958.  That union lasted nearly 63 years.  He is also survived by their two children and their families.

The center and love of Ben’s life was his family, his church, and his community.  All who knew Ben appreciated and enjoyed his keen wit and sense of humor which added to his memorable personality.  His family was his treasured earthly blessing.  He will be missed as best friend and cherished husband; as Daddy who was always “the best” in all situations and who loved unconditionally; as special “Granden” to his beloved “grand-girls” and his “great grandchildren” in whom he took special joy and pride.

Ben worked as an Engineering Specialist at Pantex.  He loved and served his country with dedication and pride throughout his 43 years of work with this company.  His continued commitment and passion for his job allowed him to continue serving in advisory and “hands-on” roles, even after retiring.  Patriotism for his country and support for our Military men and Women was always at the helm of his job and his life’s calling.

Other survivors are his two children, Stephanie Helton and husband Michael of Sunray, Texas, and Bart Wells of Fritch, Texas; his granddaughters, Melissa Bundy and husband Beau of Canadian, Texas, Aleacia Helton Apodaca and husband Jeff of Amarillo, Texas, and Carissa Wells Sanchez and husband Ethian of Trinidad, Colorado; great grandchildren, Blake, Gracie, Cason, Bryson, Ryan, Aaron, “Katebug”, Eli and Ana Marie.

The family would like to send a special thank you to all the friends and neighbors who have been so kind and helpful through this time of grief.

Because of the recent surge in Covid infections, the family will be having a private graveside service conducted by The Rev. Linda Wimberly, on Monday, August 30, 2021 at the Stratford Cemetery in Stratford, Texas.  Services will be provided by Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch, Texas.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ben Wells, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Monday, August 30, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Stratford Cemetery, Stratford, Texas


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