Funeral services for William Thomas (Billy) Wells, Sr., 90, of Vaiden will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2021 at Boone Funeral Home, Leland. He passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at the North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Kilmichael, MS.
Billy was born April 21, 1931 in Eupora, MS to Thomas Landrum Wells and Eula Edna Wells. He was a United States Army veteran having served for over 36 years and was a Purple Heart recipient of the Korean War. Billy also served as United States National Guard recruiter for many years. He was retired from the United States Postal Service after many years of service. He was a member of the American Legion.
He moved from Greenville, MS to Vaiden, MS in 2020 where he actively attended Shiloh Baptist Church and resided the last years of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Landrum Wells and Eula Edna Wells; his brother, James Wells and his wife, Francine Wells.
He is survived by three children: Donna Ann Roncali (Tony) of North Carolina, Edna Carolyn Huddleston (David) of Leland, MS and William Thomas Wells, Jr. (Tammy) of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren: Angie Adams, Trey Roncali, Michael Atkison, Nikki Russell, David Huddleston, Jr, Crystal Huddleston, Ashley Lensing, Sabrina Wells, William Thomas Wells III and Tabitha Wells; 22 great grandchildren: Emma, Camden, Conner, Mason, Logan, Reagan, Parker, Cole, Collin, Anna, Kaylee, Peyton, Kinsley, Maddie, Tripp, Beau, Olivia, Laci, Christopher, Maverick, Chevy and Ryleigh.
There will be a visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.