March 12, 2020

Donald Wayne Wells, 74, of Wise County, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at his home surrounded by family.

Mr. Wells was born June 22, 1945, in Wise County and was the son of the late Willie and Vivian Wells. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother of Russell Wells.

Wayne served in the Army during Vietnam as a field medic. After his service he went on to work in the coal mines in Wise County, retiring in 1975 due to medical concerns.

On June 6, 1970, he married Alice Joan Wells who also preceded him in death on January 23, 2013.

He is survived by his son, Jason Wayne and wife, June; daughters Tammy Layne and husband, Daryl, and Pam Kiely; brothers, Doyle, David and Jackie Wells; sister, Darlene Sturgill and grandchildren, Brittany Layne, Aaron Layne, Jesse Wells, Nathan Wells and Sarah Wells.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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Kyger Funeral Home and Crematory in Elkton, VA is assisting the Wells family.