James David Wells Sr., 84, owned and operated J.D. Wells Inc.

James David Wells Sr.

James David Wells Sr., 84, of Virginia Beach, fought a long battle, but passed with dignity Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

Born in North Carolina, he served four years in the National Guard before entering the U.S. Army and working as a medic. He worked for Hampshire Construction Co. for 23 years. After that, he began his own business, J.D. Wells Inc. He was a longtime member of Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church. He was involved in many church activities and spent 22 years as a member.

James was preceded in death by his parents, George C. and Queenie E. Wells; three sisters, Diane Geohegan, Jacqueline Stover and Carol Carter; and two brothers, George and Grady Wells.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 58 years, Marie Wells; sons, Jimmy Wells and Tom Wells (Allison); grandson, Brandon Wells; two sisters-in-law, Betty Smoltz and Judy Wells; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

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