Joe Wayne “Lil Joe” Wells

Joe W. Wells, age 58 of Shelby, Al. passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021. Joe is preceded in death by his father, Milton Wells; mother, Annie Foster Wells. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Betty Wells; daughter, Laurie Abbott (Chad); sons, James Wildman (Nyla) and Jeremy Wells; granddaughter, Amber Foister (Ron Schultz); grandson, Corey Beam(Stormy); great-grandchildern, Brenley, Aubrey, Cameron, Boston, Ian and Solstice; sisters, Anna Lou and Teresa; brothers, Tommy (Sue) and Max (Frances); Neices, Jessica Horton, Patience Liner , Tammy Kromer; nephews, Nick Wells, Brandon Wells, Kommie Collins, Josh Wells and Tommy Wells Jr.; and numerous extended family and friends.

Joe was a long-haul truck driver for many years and saw many places but loved being home with his family best. Joe will be remembered most for his kindness to all, he never met a stranger that he wouldn’t help. You will never meet a person who loved children more and was a true man of God. Joe used his faith and commitment to the lord to be that example of kindness. All of these are some of the very many reasons why he will be so greatly missed.

Services for Joe will be Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in the Chapel of Charter Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 3:00 p.m. with a Celebration of his Life to follow at 4:00 p.m.


  1. Patricia Johnson on August 10, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    God Bless you Joe, I thank God for sending you and Jean into my life. You will be so missed, you have no idea. ? I don’t know how I’m going to walk out my back door and never here you say (( Hey Girl what ya doing )) or something different you would say .Love you so much. ? RIP ?

  2. Sharon on August 12, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Joe was one of a kind.Everyone loved Joe.He never met A stranger He was always there if anyone needed him.He loved his family.He will be missed by many.He loved shooting pool.He loved everyones children.I know he loved my girls always called them his for he knew them both from the time they were babies until he passed on to Heaven.Joe never had an enemy but many friends & family.He made everyone laugh. Most of all Joe loved the Lord…RIP cuz prayers for his sweet wife Betty his brothers & sisters , son many loved ones..