Farming Rural 10

Robert Edward Wells

April 1, 1945 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 77)


     Robert Edward Wells, 77, beloved husband, daddy, granddaddy, and loyal friend passed gently from his earthly life Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at home with his family.

     He was born April 1, 1945 in Pender County the son of Freeman and Lillie Wells. In addition to his parents Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Wells.

     Robert is survived by his devoted wife of 55 Years, Julia Ann Brown Wells; daughter, Jackie McClain; sons, Keith Wells (Tammy) and Shaun Wells (Lori); grandchildren, Kelsey Wood (Dakota), Jason McClain, Gracey Wells, Braxton Wells, and Ava Pearl Wells; sisters-in-law, Kaye Wells and Louise Moore; brother-in-law, Jimmy Casteen; best friend from childhood days, Ray Deal; numerous nieces, nephews and friends all who dearly loved Robert.

     Most important in Robert’s life was his family that he loved and cared for so well. He was a Pender County farmer ever since he was old enough to climb on a tractor. For many years Robert enjoyed morning coffee at Hardee’s with the “Coffee Gang.” He always found time for hunting, fishing, and watching NASCAR. Robert loved all creations in God’s outdoor wonderful world of nature.

     The family will receive friends 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw Chapel with funeral service beginning at 12 noon.  The Reverend Barry Wells will conduct the service.  The Wells family requests that everyone attending the service to dress causal.  

     Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park, Watha.

     Casketbearers will be Dakota Wood, Jason Casteen, Matthew Wells, Hagen Blake, Jason Leary and Lee Wells.

     Memorial gifts may be given to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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

     Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Edward Wells, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Robert

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Burgaw

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


July 30, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Quinn McGowen Funeral Home
308 W. Fremont St.
Burgaw, NC 28425

Funeral Service
July 30, 2022

12:00 PM
Quinn McGowen Funeral Home
308 W. Fremont St.
Burgaw, NC 28425

Interment following funeral service
July 30, 2022

Riverview Memorial Park
9332 US Hwy 117
Watha/Willard, NC 28478


Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation
1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401

© 2022 Quinn McGowen Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility