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Delbert Gayer “Bud” Wells, age 88, of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 28, 2018 at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born May 2, 1930 to the late Delbert L. and Elsey Gayer Wells. He was a United States Air Force Veteran, a Civil Engineer, Real Estate Land Developer, Homebuilder, and Real Estate Broker. In retirement, he moved from the Iowa Quad Cities to Fairfield Bay where he served as City Code Enforcement Officer for 17 years. He retired again in 2010 to spend time with his beloved boxer, Hope.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Dauner and two stepsons, Todd Walden and Tommy Walden.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Willa Wilson Walden Wells; three sons, Tom Wells (Bonnie), David Wells (Josey), and Jonathan Wells (Lily); six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; Willa’s two surviving sons, Tim Walden (Marty) and Terryn Walden; her 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Linda Walden; brother, Richard Wells (Peg) and their 4 children and grandchildren; his brother-in-law, Jack Dauner; other relatives, and friends.
Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield Bay Baptist Church.
Memorial inurnment with Military Honors is scheduled for noon on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery 1501 W. Maryland Avenue in North Little Rock, Arkansas.