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Johnny Mar Wells

  • Birth 26 Feb 1953 Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 25 Mar 2013 Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot Section 6; Plot 0882
  • Memorial ID 107303680

Johnny Mar Wells, my father, at the age of 60, passed away today, at 4:05 pm at my sister's house where he had been living for the last few months.

Dad went out to smoke, then apparently had a heart attack or stroke. He was found face down in his recliner still with his jacket on. Dad had been diagnosed with multiple myloma 6 months prior which is a rare blood cancer. He had been in the hospital recently and then was sent to the rehab wing of the nursing home. Aunt Hazel had taken him out for a steak dinner a couple days prior and said he looked wonderful and was in a good mindset.

Services were held at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton. My husband, Jody Murray, officiated the services.

A native of Christian County, he was the son of the late Burno Lewis Wells and Ethelene Pearl Boren Wells Blackwell. He was a veteran of the Navy and a registered nurse at JSMC ER for many years. Dad also drove a truck for Miles Trucking. For the last several years he was disabled.

Proceeding Dad in death was my favorite uncle, Ricky Lewis Wells, and his step father Leo Blackwell.

Survivors include myself and my sister, Wendy Wells McDowell, 5 grandchildren, one brother, Kenneth Wells, Ill.; three sisters; Nancy Brown, Knoxville, Tn., Brenda Voisinet, Bloomington, Ill., and Hazel Smith, Hopkinsville, Ky.

Dad was one of the leaders in Sports Medicine on the sidelines of Colonel Football. He along with Dr. William Sweet and Mike Pyle were on the sidelines at every game taking care of the football team. This was before it was required. They did Coach Goble and the entire football team a great service.

Just an interesting fact: My grandfather, Burno Wells, died at the age of 60 and a month, so did my father.

I asked my Aunts and my Uncle why Dad was given the name Mar, this is what they told me...
My grandmother let Dad's nurse give him his middle name of Mar. He was named after her boyfriend who was killed in the war. The meaning of the name Mar fits Dad perfectly.

The name Mar is an Aramaic baby name. In Aramaic the meaning of the name Mar is: Lord. It also means the following:
People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optomistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious. The last sentence is really a good summary of Daddy.

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinner; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. James 4:6-10 KJV

I thought of you with LOVE today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too.

I think of you in silence, I often speak your name; But all I have are memories that are captured in a frame.

Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part, God has you in His keeping, but I have you in my heart.

╚══`My Daddy

Bio by: Brandy Wells Murray

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  • Created by: Brandy Wells Murray
  • Added: 25 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107303680
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Mar Wells (26 Feb 1953–25 Mar 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107303680, citing Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West, Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Brandy Wells Murray (contributor 47722656) .