Jim “JP” Wells
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.