James Clifford Wells, 75 of the Bear Creek Community in Robbinsville, NC passed away, Friday, March 10, 2023, at Turkey Creek Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.
Cliff was born on December 21, 1947 to the late Marple and Ruby Kirby Wells in Frenchburg, KY.
He served in the US Navy, a Vietnam Veteran, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.
He retired from ARMCO Steel in Middleton, OH where he worked as a locomotive operator.
In 2002 post-retirement, he relocated to Robbinsville. He was a proud member of his community, and he enjoyed fishing and woodcarving with his friends.
He is survived by his son, Jesse Wells (Stefanie) of New Salisbury, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, March 17, 2023, at the Townson-Smith Chapel. The Reverend Eric Reece will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Bear Creek Cemetery where Flag Presentation and Military Rites will be conducted by the US Naval Honor Guard, Carringer-Webster VFW Post #8635 and Eller-Rogers American legion Post #192.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 till 2:00 pm Friday at the Chapel prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to RHS Caregivers, 301 Sweetwater Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771 an organization Cliff felt strongly about.
Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Wells family. An online register is available at www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com.