In Memory

Larry Wells


LAWRENCE "LARRY" E. WELLS of Stuart, FL passed away on April 22, 2014 after a three year battle with lung cancer. Despite many health challenges over the years, he was an upbeat and courageous fighter. He is survived by Vivian Wells, his wife; two daughters, Kristen Wells Bauer ("Chip"); Julie Wells Wintercorn (Phil); grandchildren Allison, Reed and Grace Bauer; Jack and Will Wintercorn; stepson Brad (Tricia) Wells; step- grandsons Ryan and Tanner Wells. Survivors also include his brother Robert (Dianne) Wells; nephews Mark (Jean) Wells and Bryn (Suzanne) Wells; half- brother Bruce (Gladys) Wells; and predeceased by another half-brother, John (Jeanne) Wells. Larry was born on July 27, 1944 in Hartford, CT. He graduated from Stranahan High School in Ft. Lauderdale and matriculated to Broward Community College. After graduating from Florida State University in 1967, he subsequently earned a master's degree from Florida Atlantic University. From 1968-1979 he was a teacher and tennis coach in the Broward County, FL school system. In 1980 upon moving to Stuart, he opened and operated a successful fan and lighting store, The Fan Connection. Larry was a member of Peace Presbyterian Church and Willoughby Golf Club. As an avid tennis player he had the reputation of having the "meanest drop shot in Stuart". Other fond hobbies included deep sea fishing and diving for lobster in the Florida Keys. Larry was loved by family and a large circle of friends who will miss him daily. A celebration of life will be held Monday, April 28, 2014 at Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home, 950 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL. Visitation with family and friends will begin at 10:00 am with a service at 11:00 am; a reception will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Treasure Coast Hospice of Stuart, FL or the American Cancer Society . Published in the TC Palm on Apr. 25, 2014

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04/25/14 08:18 AM #1    

Barry Edewaard

If  you met Larry in HS he was one of those people that you couldn't not like.  I'm am saddened to hear about his passing.  I would have like to have reconnected with him as an adult classmate, I'm sure that he would have challenged me to be a better person.  May his family find comfort and peace in thier memories.

04/26/14 11:28 AM #2    

Charles Foley (Dnc)

Larry Well, a wonderful, nice person.  Great Atheletes, financially successful perople are easy to recall after their memory fades; but a nice person is with you always.  Larry was one of the nicest people in my high school and I thought of him often. I will miss him but never I will never forget him.  -- -- Chas Foley

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