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I am a Veteran.Gerald "Bub" Franklin Wells, Jr.

December 5, 1938 - March 5, 2019

Gerald Franklin "Bub" Wells, Jr., 80, of Columbus, formerly of Palacios -- went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 5, 2019.

Gerald was born December 5, 1938 in Bay City, TX to Gerald Franklin Wells Sr. and Mamie Franzen Wells.

Gerald graduated from Palacios High School in 1957, received his associates degree from Wharton County Jr. College and B.S. Degree from Southwest Texas State University.

While at Southwest Texas State he met the love of his life Bettye Wuethrich and they were married on December 10, 1960 in Austin, TX.

After serving 2 years in the US Army he came back to his home in Collegeport, TX to raise his family where he was a farmer and rancher. After retiring from farming he moved to Columbus, TX with his wife Bettye where they raised, trained, and showed miniature horses.

Gerald was a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Palacios, served on the PISD school board, was a member of the LCRA board, was named Farmer of the Year for Matagorda County in 1982, was active in the Palacios FFA, 4-H, and Matagorda County Fair Association, and was very proud of all his champion miniature horses.

He is survived by daughter Meloni Cason and husband J.B. of Tomball, grandson Cooper Cason of Tomball, sister Mary Tanner of Waco, Lynda Lenz and husband Buddy of Collegeport, brother-in-law Thomas Wuethrich of Dallas, and Joe Cobb of Terrell -- and a number of nieces and nephews.

Gerald was preceded in death by his wife Bettye Wells, his parents, and sister-in-law Nancy Cobb.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 202 Main St., Palacios, TX 77465.

Funeral services will follow at First Baptist Church on Friday, 2:00 pm with Rev. Chris Webb officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, TX (979) 732-2143.

Burial in Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, TX.

Pallbearers are Cooper Cason, Traylor Lenz, Garrett Lenz, Alan Fitzpatrick, Steve Fitzpatrick, Mike Foltyn, and Mark Merck.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Baptist Church, 202 Main St., Palacios, TX 77465.


Gerald "Bub" Franklin Wells, Jr.
December 5, 1938 - March 5, 2019



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