Larry Lee Wells, 79, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014 at The Cypress of Raleigh. Larry was born in Springfield, OH on December 21, 1934 to the late Conley A. Wells and Anna Louise DeVore Pope. After 20 years of service as a Regional Service Manager with Xerox, he started the company SanLar Enterprises in 1980 and built a successful operation comprised of multiple Burger King and Perkins restaurants throughout eastern North Carolina. He sold the business in 1997 and retired to Lake Gaston.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Thursday, December 11, 2014 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.
A graveside service for friends and family will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, December 12, 2014 at Lake Gaston Baptist Church Cemetery, 128 Lynwood Road, Littleton, NC 27850 with Pastor Patrick Edwards officiating.
Larry was a man who could always be counted on to provide love, support and wisdom in every role that he played in his family’s lives; son, husband, father, and grandfather. He keenly appreciated the role that his extended family played in supporting each other.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sandra Shaffer Wells; sons: Stephen Douglas Wells (Christina Owen) of Oakland, CA, Christopher Brian Wells (Jocelyn) of Virginia Beach, VA; daughters: Deborah Wells O’Neill (Robert) of Rocky Mount, Lisa Wells Jackson of Raleigh;
grandchildren: Joshua Brandon O’Neill, Jennifer Christine O’Neill, Meghan Elizabeth O’Neill, Madelaine Anne Jackson, Grace Kiley Jackson, Ella Hadley Jackson, Jacob Brian Wells, Shaffer Joseph Wells, Annamarie Elene Wells, Nicholas Lee Wells.
Larry was predeceased by his parents and infant daughter, Dianna Lee Wells.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lake Gaston Baptist Church.
Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.