Willis Wells

Posted Online: March 15, 2014, 5:59 pm
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Willis Edwin "Bill" Wells, 55, of Davenport, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at his residence.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Bill was born Oct. 28, 1958, in Davenport, a son of Vernon E. Sr. and Marilyn V. McCallister Wells. They preceded him in death.
Survivors include his siblings, Robert Smith, Daniel (Candy) Smith, Linda Wells Souder, Vernon Edward Wells Jr. and Lucy (Tivon) Branch; and his cousin, Sharon Kroeger; and extended family.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Bill's obituary at hmdfuneralhome.com.


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