September 2, 1961 — November 27, 2018
HUDSON FALLS — Scott Richard Wells, 57, passed away on Nov. 27, 2018 surrounded by family after battling cancer for many years.
He was born on Sept. 2, 1961 in Glens Falls to Ruth G. Wells and the late Richard Wells.
Scott graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1980 and Adirondack Community College in 1981, with a certificate in radio broadcasting.
As a young man, Scott was a volunteer for Hudson Falls Fire Company. He also worked as an electrician under his very special ‘father’-in-law, Raymond Sherlock, who passed away in December 2014. In 1988, he joined the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer. Over the course of 23 years of service, he earned the title of first sergeant and retired as the administrative assistant.
Upon his retirement, he enjoyed spending time at his summer camp in Warrensburg with his wife, Debbie, and their close friends. Throughout his life he vacationed in Maine by the ocean, which was one of his favorite places to be and home to many happy memories.
In addition to his father, he was also predeceased by his uncle, Brent Wells; and his grandparents, Edward Guy and Alice Gunn and Clifford and Vera Wells. He was also predeceased by his friend of many years, Dan Bemis.
His memory will be carried on by his wife of 15 years, Debra Wells; his children, Abigail M. Wells (Charles Camp) of Portland, Maine and Brian S. Wells (Tasha Charlton) of Lake George; his mother, Ruth G. Wells of Hudson Falls; his sister, Laurie Lockhart (Art Lockhart) of Queensbury; as well as their two children, Ben and Megan Lockhart. He is also survived by his stepsons, Nathan Hicks (Katherine) and their children of Queensbury and Timothy Hicks (Amber) and their son of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Scott is also survived by his mother-in-law, Nancy Donohue of Hudson Falls; and all of Debbie’s family; as well as his many friends, including Chuck Scally Sr., Chuck Scally Jr., Ben and Joann Hayes and Jeff Benson.
The Wells family would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the CR Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital, especially Dr. Stoutenburg and Rebecca Freligh, as well as Vicki Goodspeed, RN of High Peaks Hospice.
Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Carleton’s Funeral Home, 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.
The memorial services will be conducted immediately after calling hours at 2 p.m. with Pastor William Puckey of South Glens Falls United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, Scott would like donations sent to the Double H Ranch, 7 Hidden Valley Road, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846, for children with serious illnesses.
Online condolences may be left by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.