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Richard Joseph Wells

October 24, 1956 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 63)


Richard Joesph Wells, 63, passed away on April 22nd, 2020 at his home in Centertown, Kentucky. Ricky Joe was born on October 24th, 1956 to the late Daniel Wells and Shirley Shoemaker of Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He was a born-again Christian as well as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Ricky Joe had the utmost respect for his friends; always willing to lend a hand no matter what was being asked. Ricky Joe was an avid hunter. He loved being outdoors whether it was shooting his guns, bow, or just working in his shop. He was a natural storyteller, he never met a stranger, and was one of the most kindhearted people.

Ricky Joe was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Daniel Wells Jr.

Ricky Joe is survived by his wife of 35 years, Linda Mae Wells of Centertown; one daughter, Misty (Tim) Westerfield of Utica, one granddaughter, Rylan Westerfield; one grandson, Houston Westerfield; three Sisters, Lynn(Jerry) Anthoney of St. Louis, Missouri, Sherrie (Robert) Simms of St. Peters, Missouri and Maria Lynn of Bloomfield, New Jersey, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to the Richard Joseph Wells Memorial Fund and may be mailed to William L. Danks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 407, Beaver Dam, Kentucky 42320.

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