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Carl Holland Wells
Carl Holland Wells, 86, of Bedford passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. He was born on January 5, 1936 in Bedford, VA. A son of the late Christopher Carl Wells and Sarah Augusta Holland Wells.
Carl was a member of Bedford Baptist church for many years. His presence within our community through civic groups and memberships was very evident. He was a 60 + year member of Liberty #95 Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Lynchburg, Bedford Elks Lodge #2844, Bedford Moose Lodge #1897, Blue Ridge Chitterling Club, Bedford Gobbler Club, Past member of Lions Club and the Kazim Shriners. Carl loved his family and friends and always enjoyed spending time with them. His career in Law Enforcement consisted of so many roles but most importantly his role as Bedford County Sheriff for twenty-one years and four months was his proudest. Serving Bedford County was always a pleasure to him. He was loved by so many and will be missed in the days ahead.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 64 years, Ora Dale Padgett Wells; his two children, David Carl Wells, and his wife, Teresa Wells and Bonnie Wells Schmidt; three grandchildren, Christopher Carl Wells, and wife Christine Wells, Ethan Gregg Wells and Caden Wells Schmidt; one great granddaughter, Collins Everly Wells. Also surviving are numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Carl’s memory please consider Bedford Baptist Church Building Fund, The American Cancer Society, or Charity of Choice.
A memorial service and celebration of Carl’s life will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Bedford Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. David L. Henderson and Rev. Phil Bailey officiating. Masonic rites to follow the memorial service at the church. The family will receive friends with fellowship from 6:00 until 8:00pm on Friday, July 22, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford. To send condolences online please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.
Burial Date July 23, 2022
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