Ronald Lee "Ronnie Wells, 69, of Chatham, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville, NC.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, Sept. 6, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Chatham VFW Post 4763.
Graveside services will be held Monday, Oct. 7, at 12 p.m. at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted.
Mr. Wells was born Aug. 12, 1950, in Springfield, the son of Carol and Belva Wells.
A graduate of Glenwood High School in Chatham, he served his country in the United States Army with the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea from 1970 to 1972.
He was a resident of Sangamon County for over 60 years. He was a farmer, and he worked for Dickey John and Fancy Creek Landscaping. He belonged to the Chatham VFW Post 4763. For the past two years, he was a resident of Whispering Pines.
An avid motorcycle enthusiast, he enjoyed camping, fishing and canoeing. Some of his interests were horticulture, where he earned a certificate from Lincoln Land Community College, as well as stained glass works, and automotive work and repair.
He is survived by his brothers, Donald (Yong) Wells of Denver, CO, and Robert (Sharon) Wells of Springfield; sons, Joseph (Veronica) Wells of Fayetteville, NC, and Jason (fiance Peggy Rabbish) Wells of Farmersville; and grandchildren, Dianerys, Brittany, Joseph F., Breonna and Ellie.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be left at www.staabfuneralhomes.com