Jack D. Wells
Colonel, United States Army
a contemporary press report: 17 March 1999
Jack D. Wells, of Lexington, Kentucky,
a retired U. S. Army Colonel and investment banker, pilot in World War
II and an instructor at the U. S. Military Academy
Colonel Wells was born at Norton, Virginia, and died Saturday at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky, age 77.
His parents are Robert Nicholson and Marcia Evans Wells (deceased); his wife is Eila Shirley Mason Wells, Lexington, Kentucky; his son is John T. Wells, Jasper, Texas; and his daughters are Eila W. Sheehan, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Susan W. Howard, Austin, Texas and Ann W. Stewart, Washington, D.C. Also survives by this brother, Robert N. Wells, Jr., Brick, New Jersey; his sister, Marcia Wells Dupree, Lexington, Kentucky.
Military service: U. S. Army veteran - World War II, awarded the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, and Purple Heart.
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Posted: 21 July 2001 Updated: 7 February 2002 Updated: 23 November 2005