Jim “JP” Wells

April 17, 1930 - August 14, 2023

Jim “JP” Wells, 93, of Lumberton, died Monday, August 14, 2023. He was born on April 17, 1930, to Florence Gilbert Wells and Vernon Wells, in Newton County, and was a veteran of the United States Army.

JP has been a Mason since 1956 and a member of Cosmopolitan Lodge # 872 A.F. & A.M., in Port Arthur. He worked for Texaco for twelve years and Dupont for thirty years and served as a reserve officer for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office for twenty years.

Survivors include his son, Greg Wells; daughter, Kelli Pickering and her husband, Gene; grandchildren, Jacob Wells and Jessica Wells of Lumberton, Ashley Cobb and her husband, Matt, of Evadale, and Chelsea Hooker and her husband, Boogie, of Lumberton; great-grandchildren, Dustin Cobb and Siah Hooker; and sister, Betty Sue Wells Loukas of Beaumont.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wives, Irene Angelle Wells and Marilyn Wells; and sons, Jason Wells and Justin Wells.

Mr. Wells’ cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s,  490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

Comments (5)


    J.P. my heart hurts to know you had to leave us. I love you dearly. It sure was fun having you for a dear friend. Loved to go duck hunting with you. So sorry Greg and Kelli. Love both of you so much. All my love to you and your family.
    Charlotte Metreyeon

    Phil Kelley says:

    Greg and Kelli, I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of JP. He was Jake’s very best friend on this earth and like a Daddy to me during our younger years. I can never forget all the funny stories he told about when him and my Dad were growing up together. I’m sure they’re both laughing it up right now! He will certainly be missed. God bless the family and “May he Rest in Peace”!!

    Hicks Dunlap says:

    I’m so sorry to learn of JP’s passing. I really enjoyed his friendship at the sheriff’s office all those years ago. I enjoyed him riding with me. God bless you Greg, Kelli, and the rest of the family.

    Dorothy Overstreet says:

    JP ,you will be missed by many who loved you ❤️

    Jack Langston says:

    JP Wells, one of my life time friends. I met him 2/7/1963, my second day at DuPont where he worked for 30+ years. JP loved Jesus Christ. No better man I ever met. JP with his many friends got the credit for the election of Sheriff Mike Hozaphel. JP said that Jp means just precious.

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