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Harry Thomas “Tommy” Wells, 71, of Roanoke Rapids, formerly of Weldon, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2024 at his home.

Tommy started working for J.P. Stevens when he was seventeen years old and retired from West Point.  

After his retirement, he  worked at Schewels Furniture for a short time.

Tommy was a native of Halifax County and the son of the late Norwood Hampton Wells and Lois Etheridge Wells. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Wells, his siblings, Linda Griffin, Jerry Wells, Carlton Wells and his grandson, Thomas Wells.

He is survived by his children, LaDonna Wade (Brad) of Roanoke Rapids, Beth Batten (Gary) of Roanoke Rapids, Brian Wells (Leslie) of Archdale; his grandchildren, Brook Kirby (CG), Taylor Salmon (Cameron), Rylie, Kylie, Skyler “Peanut” and Sofie Wade, Brandon Coker (Erica), Austyn and A.J. Batten, Wesley, Will and Watson Wells and eight great-grandchildren; his siblings, Shirley Tidwell of Roanoke Rapids, Hugh Wells (Connie) of Jackson; two sisters-in-law, Anne Wells and Angela Wells, both of Roanoke Rapids and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at the home of LaDonna Wade, 702 Stoney Brook Drive, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Askew Funeral & Cremation Services with the family receiving friends after the service at the funeral home.