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L. Rogers Wells, Jr.

Rogers Wells Jr

January 3, 1938     ~     August 6, 2017

L. Rogers Wells, Jr., 79, Glasgow, died suddenly Sunday, August 6, 2017. The Glasgow native was a son of the late L. Rogers Wells, Sr. and Jane Gilbert Wells. An accomplished businessman, he was owner of American Materials Incorporated, a regional warehousing and distribution center for selected business entities, and was involved in numerous other business endeavors throughout the years. He served as Secretary of Finance and Administration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky during the term of Gov. Wallace Wilkinson; he developed the Park Royal Psychiatric Hospital in Ft. Myers, FL; he was a farmer; and he was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church of Glasgow.

Survivors include his wife Connie; three daughters: Betsy Wells Jones and husband Johnny, Jane Lee Wells, and Mary Callahan; three step-children: Andrew May and wife Kim, Cassie Slone and husband John, and Shelly Baesler and husband Scott; one brother: R. Gilbert Wells and wife Jane; one sister: Julie Wells Allison; 19 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and the mother of his children, Judy Rhea Wells.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the church. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Community Medical Care, 204 North Race Street, Glasgow, KY 42141 or to The Foster Care Council, 4159 Starrush Place, Lexington, KY 40509. Arrangements entrusted to Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

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Guest Register

13 Entries for L. Rogers Wells, Jr.

  1. Jesse Brown says:

    Betsy, Jane and Mary,

    I am so sorry to hear of your father’s death. You have my most sincere sympathy.. GHS history teacher.

  2. Kelly Poynter says:

    Thoughts and prayers so sorry for your loss.

  3. Karrie Kinslow says:

    R.I.P. Roger

  4. Mike and Stacey Bartlett says:

    Jane, Betsy and Mary – We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was such a kind man. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

  5. Marc A. Guilfoil says:

    Jane Lee, Betsy, and Mary,

    It comes with a very heavy heart hearing of your dads passing. Rogers was a extraordinary man and I am very proud to have grown up with the Wells family. It goes without saying that my father thought the world of you dad and he will be sadly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Thought and prayers to all of your wonderful family.

  6. Margie Simpson says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers to all the family during this very difficult time. Howard and Margie Simpson

  7. Joe Harlan Stone says:

    Mary, Betsy, & Jane Lee,

    So sorry to hear about your Dad. I just saw him at Bates market 2 weeks ago, and he looked fit as a fiddle. He was always so sweet when I was around him. Speaks a lot of man who would spend his Saturday, packing lunches, saddling horses, and hanging out with his youngest daughter & her male friend when they were in Jr. High. Mary, I’ve always remembered that adventure, and thought the world of your Dad for that. Thoughts & prayers to you three ladies and your families. – Joe Harlan Stone

  8. Martha Crow says:

    Jane, Betsy, Mary, and Judy Rhea, I have many fond memories of Rogers. He was a sweet, ,gentle, loving man. Glasgow has lost a great citizen . May God give you peace in the knowledge that he was loved by so many. God bless you all.

  9. Thomas Bros. Construction says:

    So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. John E. Lawson says:

    We will all miss this great man that was an asset for all of KY. Connie, you will be in our prayers.

  11. Harold & Maryjane Taylor says:

    Gilbert sorry about Roger I know he will be missed

  12. Martha Crow says:

    Julie, I am so sorry about Rogers. He was an asset to the community and will be greatly missed by all who loved him. You and all the family are in my prayers.

  13. Carroll Hatcher says:

    I am very sorry to hear of Roger’s passing and of your loss. He will be missed both in the family and in the community.