Fred Lee Wells, 94, of Pittsfield, Mass., formerly of Hot Springs, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at his home, after a short illness. He was born Dec. 28, 1917, in Benton, the son of Fred Lee Wells Sr. and Myrtle Crowford Wells. He was a graduate of Benton schools.
A World War II veteran, Mr. Wells enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 7, 1942, served as a technician third grade and an automotive mechanic, and was honorably discharged on Oct. 20, 1945.
Mr. Wells had been proprietor of Bud’s Radiator Service in La Jolla, Calif., which he owned and operated for more than 30 years.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, the former Joyce Taysom, whom he married June 5, 1945. She died Oct. 30, 2011.
Mr. Wells is survived by many nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews, and many great-great nieces and nephews, as well as a great-great-great niece.
No service is planned at this time.
Dery Funeral Home in Pittsfield, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.