Lamar Wells

Obituary of Lamar Wells

Lamar Buck Wells, 97, widower of Violet Elizabeth Keels Wells, died Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.


Born in Kingstree, he was a son of the late Robert Ellerby Wells and Dennie Hodge Wells.


Mr. Wells was a member of First Southern Methodist Church, American Legion Post 15 and he was a Mason.  He was a U.S. Marine Corps World War II veteran.  He retired as the Assistant Fire Chief with the Sumter Fire Department with 44 years of service.


Surviving are two sons, Vernon Wells (Kim) of Columbia and Ronnie Wells of Sumter; two daughters, Barbara Wells Rowland (George) of Sumter and June Wells Robinson (Dan) of Columbia; a sister, Mary Dunlap of Aberdeen, NC; 3 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Natalie Rowland Segars.


Funeral Services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with Rev. Ellison Evans officiating.


Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Saturday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home, 37 Wilson Street until 5 P.M. Friday.


Memorials may be made to First Southern Methodist Church, 321 Miller Road, Sumter, SC 29150.


Online condolences may be sent to


Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.