Farming Rural 18

Larry Eugene "Wellsie" Wells

February 8, 1943 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 78)


Larry Eugene “Wellsie” Wells, age 78, of Birmingham Road, Freeport died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Born February 8, 1943 in Freeport, Ohio he was a son of the late Charles Vernon Wells and Helen Beatrice McKibben Wells.

Larry was a 1962 graduate of Lakeland High School where he played drums in the band and was in the FFA. Larry retired from the Freeport Press in 2006 where he was a press operator for forty-one years.

Larry was a member of the Freeport Presbyterian Church and was a former member of the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed being outdoors, helping others, farming, and working in his garage. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, watching their sporting activities and loved to travel and take trips with his wife, Shirley. 

Surviving is his wife of fifty-five years, Shirley Ann Milliken Wells. They were married October 1, 1966. 

Also surviving are four children: Karen (Allen) Stocker of Pataskala, Bradley (Amanda Hall) Wells of Columbus, Larry (Letisha) Wells of Freeport, Rebecca (Harlen) Smith of Freeport; ten grandchildren: Drew (Brittany) Stocker, Sarah (Michael) Jones, Alicia (Zach) Morehead, Kacie Wells, Samantha (Kirk) Wells, Larry Wells, Jr, Kayleigh (Scott) Cunningham, Kristen (Gregory) Harper, Emma Smith, and Alayna Smith; great-grandchildren: Mercedes Morehead, Mika Morehead, Elliana Morehead, Easton Harper, Faith Harper, Dean Stocker, Avery Cunningham, and one on the way; a brother, Bob (Mary Shull) Wells of Gnadenhutten; a sister, Betty (Bob) McConnell of Tippecanoe; a brother-in-law, John (Peggy) Milliken of Bolivar; and a sister-in-law, Jean (Darrell) Romshak of Cadiz. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two great-grandsons: Liam Mathew Cunningham and Blake Nickolas Harper; a sister Linda (Walt) Glauser; a sister-in-law Shirley Wells; and a great-niece Hanna Blake.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 29, 2021 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in the Freeport Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jim McConnell and Peggy Milliken officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

Donations in Larry’s memory may be made to the Freeport Presbyterian Church or the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department.  Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport was entrusted with arrangements.

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November 29, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Koch Funeral Home
216 South High Street
Freeport, OH 43973

Funeral Service
November 30, 2021

2:00 PM
Freeport Presbyterian Church
101 Pine Street
Freeport, OH 43973


Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport

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