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OBITUARY - Walter E. Wells

Service Info

Service Date & Time
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM
No Public Viewing
View Park Chapel
4601 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043

In Loving Memory of Walter E. Wells

March 6, 1939 - December 17, 2018

Walter Edward Wells was the only son out of five children born to Jessie Walton and Matthew Wells in California, on March 6, 1939. Both parents and all four of his siblings preceded him in death.

At an early age, Walter was blessed with a special gift in athletics. Basketball, in particular, was the primary sport where he gained most of his recognition, popularity, and accolades. Later, Walter was awarded an athletic scholarship in basketball to a prestigious university in San Louis Obispo, California Polytechnic State University is also known as Cal Poly Tech. 
During his years in college, Walter was always concerned with the future of minorities and the lack of educational tools available to them in the inner cities. He set in his heart to do the best he could to help the youth in urban areas that struggled the most. And many of his fellow fraternity brothers of Phi Beta Sigma would say that he played a big role in influencing them to work hard and give back to their communities.

Upon earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture, he founded a community-based organization called the Education Information Services. These services provided university tours, college mentoring, and financial aid to those wishing to pursue higher education. Walter dedicated his life to the Education Information Services until his last breath. He was always tolerant in speech and of heart. 

Walter leaves a legacy of love and precious moments to his two children: Wendy Wells, and Jabali Wells; siblings: Phyllis Wong, Iris Wells-Isom, Mary Walton, and Billie Jo Walton; five nephews: Ronald Pope, Deon Banks, Jaevon Curtis, Marquis Sheldon, and John Hardy, Jr.; six nieces Patricia Isom, Betty Merritts, Cindy Dickerson, Deborah Lewis, Darlene Walton, and Toni Pope; five grandchildren: Veshan Wooden, Diamond Henning, Alvin Dexter, Warren Dexter, and Larissa Wells; four great-grandchildren: Ethan Legend Welch, Aniyah Wooden, Riley Wooden, and Karsyn Wooden. He also leaves a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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The family of Walter E. Wells would like to thank you for the many acts of loving-kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

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