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William "Billy" Baxter Wells

March 4, 1942 ~ November 12, 2019 (age 77)


     William “Billy” Baxter Wells. 77, of Willard passed from his earthly life Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center.

     He was born March 4, 1942 in Pender County, the son of the late Baxter and Kathleen Garriss Wells.

     Billy is survived by his son, Russell Wells (Raquel); daughter, Donna Heath (Jeff); sisters, Marilyn W. Boone (Robert), Shirley W. Padgett (Sherwood), and Judith W. Teachey (Ken); grandchildren, Jackie Wells, Nick Wells, Chris Wells (Ashley), and Courtney Heath; three great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

     Billy was a man of many talents as he was a welder, truck driver, and also helped Sherwood in logging and tree service. He enjoyed being outdoors and prior to his ten years of illness he grew a beautiful garden each year and loved nothing better than a good motorcycle ride. Most of all Billy loved his family and was a loving daddy, granddaddy and brother. Billy was loved and will be missed.

     The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw.

     Funeral service will be 11:00 am Friday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw with The Rev. George Price Jr. and The Rev. David Walker conducting the service.

     Burial will follow in Wells Cemetery, Penderlea Hwy, Watha.

     Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting Tribute Wall.            

      A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.


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November 14, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home-Burgaw
308 West Fremont Street
Burgaw, NC 28425

Funeral Service
November 15, 2019

11:00 AM
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home-Burgaw
308 West Fremont Street
Burgaw, NC 28425

Interment following funeral service
November 15, 2019

Wells Cemetery
Penderlea hwy
Watha, NC 28478

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