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David Paul Wells

Obituary for David Paul Wells

July 17, 1952 - August 4, 2017
Douglassville, Pennsylvania | Age 65


David Paul Wells of Douglassville, PA and former resident of Philadelphia, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday August 4, 2017 at home with his beloved family by his side. Born July 17, 1952 in Norristown, PA, he was the son of the late Brady and Anna (nee Weaver) Wells. He was also the beloved husband of Monica (nee Price) Wells, with whom he shared 36 years of marriage.

He was educated in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia School System where he loved and played football. After graduating he began working at PECO where he had a long standing career and remained there for 40 years until his retirement in 2013. One of the joys of David's life was listening to smooth jazz. He was a frequent traveler of jazz festivals following his favorite artists. In his downtime on nights and weekends he loved watching movies. Affectionately known as Uncle Dave, David was a family man with a special place in his heart for his many nieces and nephews.  He was known as Big Dave by friends and family.

David's celebration of life will be remembered by his loving and devoted wife Monica, daughters; Davida Garrett, Patrice Williams and  Monica Wells, son, Dawud Johnson, his daughter-in-law; Salina Johnson, grandchildren; David, Tashia, Dannette, Gregory, Kiara, Jasmine, Celeste, Gianna, Ava, and Antonio, great grandchildren; Alayah, Khalif and Chase, siblings; Amina Hill, Oscar Williams III, Mario Williams, and Dr. Emily Williams; a host of nieces and nephews and Carol Edwards who held a very special place in his heart, as well as many cousins, friends and family.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Theodore Williams.


The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation for your prayers, visits and cards. Words are inadequate for the gratefulness we feel towards clergy, family and friends during our time of bereavement.

Relatives and friends are invited to share in Mr. Wells' Life Celebration on Saturday August 12, from 8 to 9:20 AM, followed by his funeral service at 9:30 AM at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton PA, 200 West Germantown Pike, 610-277-7000. Interment will be at George Washington Memorial Park.

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Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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