Reginald C. “Reggie” Wells, 90, formerly of Main Mill St. passed away Monday April 12, 2021 at the home of his son and daughter-in-law under the care of Hospice of the North Country. He was born in Plattsburgh on December 22, 1930 the son of George and Mary (Harvey) Wells.
Reggie graduated from Our Lady of Victory Academy. He then served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict in the 24th Division, 5th Regimental Combat Team and was awarded three purple hearts.
Reggie was a mason by trade and was a member of the Brick Layers and Allied Local 2. He was also a member of the DAV chapter 179, the VFW Post 125, American Legion Post 20, the Korean Veterans Association and Our Lady of Victory Church. He was an excellent athlete who played on several area fast pitch teams.
Reggie was predeceased by his parents, his wife Denise, a daughter Derna (Wells) Laybourne, a son Derrick Wells, his sisters; Geraldine Nero, Veronica St. Denis-Light, Kathryn Stone, Joan Harris, Sheila Schneider, his brothers-in-law; Louie Nero, Donald St. Denis, Robert Light, Donald Stone, Leland Buckley and Robert Collins.
He is survived by a daughter Debbie Wells, two sisters Carol Buckley, Mary Collins, three brothers Lawrence (Sandra) Wells, Charles (Mathilde) Wells, James Wells, a daughter-in-law Susan Wells, three grandchildren, Nina (Ryan) Averbeck, Seth and Natasha Wells, two great grandchildren, Conrad and Hazel, several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church with the Rev. William G. Reamer as celebrant.
Interment with full military honors will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Country Honor Flight or Hospice of the North Country in care of Brown Funeral Home.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh. Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.