May 2, 1936 — January 11, 2019
FORT EDWARD — Arthur “Art” Wells Sr., 82, of Mahaffey Road, went into the arms of the Lord on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at The Pines in Glens Falls.
Born on May 2, 1936 in East Windsor Hill, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Joseph and Beatrice Wells Sr.
Art was married to Lena B. (LaPlante) Wells, mother of his children, for over 24 years. For the past 32 years, he shared his life with his best friend, Sharon Dickinson, who passed away this past July.
Art was a longtime business owner in the area. He established AW Paving and Seal Coating in Fort Edward. The paving business was a large part of his life. Art loved working alongside his children and also meeting and making many friends along the way.
He was a dedicated father, grandfather, brother and friend. Art loved his hot cup of tea and visiting with his family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping with his children. He was a car enthusiast who loved attending car shows and restoring old cars. Art was very proud of the work done on his 1975 Dodge truck. Although, his favorite car was always the 1957 Chevy. Family was the center of Art’s life. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed every moment with them.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his companion, Sharon Dickinson; his brother, Samuel Wells; and his sister, Ann Wells.
Art is survived by his loving children, James Wells, Arthur Wells Jr. and his wife, Wendy, Michelle Allison, Gary Wells and his wife, Jennifer, Leonard Wells, William Wells and his wife, Melynda, Beatrice Greenough and her husband, Mike, and Karen Wells and her companion, Frank Smith; his two brothers, Joseph Wells and his wife, Audrey, and William “Willy” Wells; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his special friend, Ray Kirby.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences and floral tributes may be left by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.