May 16, 1940 ~ October 17, 2021

Born in: Greenville, KY
Resided in: Hartford, KENTUCKY

William “Bill” Wells, 81 of Hartford, passed away, Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born May 16, 1940 in Greenville, KY to the late Clifford & Margery (Wing) Wells. Bill was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy at Central City and a retired coal miner. He was an avid UK and Los Angeles Dodgers fan, he loved westerns, B.B. King and blues music. He also loved the Lord, his family, church family, and loved taking care of people in his community.

Aside from his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Louise (McHenry) Wells who passed away on February 8, 2008 and his twin brother Gerald “Jerry” Wells.

Survivors include five children, Randolph Hurtt of Killeen, TX, Teresa Wells of Hartford, Margery Wells and Anita J. Wells both of Madisonville, and Sandra Wells Roopchan of Elizabethtown, KY, two sisters, Margaret Phillips of Greenville and Chequita (Mallory) Cowherd of Ft. Wayne, IN, two sister – in – laws, Mary McHenry & Ina Taylor, and brother – in- law, Kenneth McHenry all of Owensboro. Bill was blessed with one grandchild, Micah (Amber) Wells of Lewisport and three great grandchildren, Aeralyn, Grace, and Jaxon. He also leaves behind a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM, Friday, October 22, 2021 at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford, with Sister Carolyn Erwin, Brothers Bobby Lott and Sam Smith officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford. Family and friends may visit with Bill’s family from 10AM until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

The family has encouraged that friends and family who wish to visit please wear a mask.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Church of God of Prophecy at Central City (COGOP) Building Fund, PO Box 126 Central City, KY 42330.

Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Wells.


Visitation: October 22, 2021 10:00 am - October 22, 2021 2:00 pm

Miller - Schapmire Funeral Home
114 West Walnut Street P.O. Box 166
Hartford, KY 42347


Room: Chapel

Service: October 22, 2021 2:00 pm - October 22, 2021 3:00 pm

Miller - Schapmire Funeral Home
114 West Walnut Street P.O. Box 166
Hartford, KY 42347


Room: Chapel

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  1. My dearest friends and former students———-sending prayers and hugs from Tucson, Arizona. You children were blessed to have such caring parents——-I especially know that because your mother and dad reared children who were kind and respectful——–that I appreciated as a teacher, counselor and friend. Each of you were blessed beyond measure and I love one and all.

    Prayers and may God wrap His arms around you while celebrating your dad’s life.

  2. What a great man , friend and Sunday School teacher. He loved his family and friends and was a gentle soul. A spark of light has left this world and will be truly missed. Rest well Bro Bill and give Sis Anita a big hug from me and our family.

  3. Bill and I are 1st cousins. Growing up across the street from each other, he always felt like a brother. Over the last several years I’ve enjoyed our conversations discussing genealogy and family history. I will definitely miss those talks!

    May God comfort and heal your hearts!

    R.I.P. my brother!

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a good man and was always so hospitable. Prayers for all of the family!

  5. Bill was a relative of my late husband Harry Reno Sr. & we both loved him. I always enjoyed Bills sense of humor. I also have fond memories of his wife Anita. May you be at peace in God’s loving arms. Love & comfort to the family.

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