James E. ‘Jim’ Wells Jr., 63

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MOUNT OLIVE — James Edward “Jim” Wells Jr., 63, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at his home in Mount Olive.

He was born on May 6, 1957 in Duplin County, North Carolina, to James Edward “Jimmy” Wells Sr. and Alma Jean Whitfield Wells. Jim graduated from Southern Wayne High School, class of ’75. He also served in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division. Jim was self employed as a licensed electrician and traveled all over the world for his work, from helping with the Hurricane Katrina aftermath in New Orleans to civilian contract work in Afghanistan.

Before becoming a licensed electrician, he worked as a QA Electrical Inspector for the nuclear industry.

Jim leaves to cherish his memories his children, Sydney Wells of High Point and Jim Wells III of Mount Olive; his sisters, Connie Wells and husband Gene Lilley Jr. of Mount Olive and Kim Lewis-Wells and husband Tim Lewis of Hampstead; his niece, Jessica Lewis of St. Petersburg, Florida; his nephew, Preston Lewis of Hampstead; and many other much loved family and friends.

Jim will be missed by all who knew him. A Casting Ceremony is planned for May 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. with a lunch to follow at Rones Chapel Church.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Rones Chapel Area Community Center’s (RCACC) Tutor to the Top Program. You may donate through RCACC’s Facebook page, by email: RCACC@earthlink.net, or by calling 919-658-0476.
Arrangements by Hope Valley Hawkins Funeral Service & Cremation, Clinton.

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