Robert L. “Bob” Wells, 81

Robert L. “Bob” Wells, 81 years, of Sherwood, passed away Thursday night at The Laurels of Defiance. Bob was born January 3, 1937 in Findlay, Ohio, the son of the late Ray and Sara Levon (Kimmel) Wells. He was a 1955 graduate of Arlington High School. Bob married Loretta Wright on February 26, 1955, and she survives. He was a truck Driver for Schwerman Trucking in Paulding for 32 years. He also enjoyed farming. He was a member of the Sherwood United Methodist Church. Bob enjoyed traveling, to all the 49 continental states, playing golf and restoring old tractors.

Surviving is his wife, Loretta of Sherwood; two children, Deb (Mickey) Smith of Defiance and Dennis “Denny” (Debbie) Wells of Mark Center; five grandchildren, Jamie Smith, Tiffany Smith, Dustin (Cyndi) Smith, Kimberlee (Dan) Weasel and Rebecca Wells; nine great-grandchildren, Kendall, Mason and Addison Smith, Hayleigh and Heidi Smith, Emma, Gracelynn, Payton and Riley Weasel; two sisters, Patricia (Jack) Parren of Columbus, Ohio and Betty Benishek of Findlay, Ohio; one brother, PD (Bonnie) Wells of Milton, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald Wells.

Visitation and Services will be private for the family. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Comfort Care Unit at The Laurels of Defiance, 1701 south Jefferson Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512.

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