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Joe Leslie Wells

March 9, 1942 — September 15, 2022

Seabrook Island

Joe Leslie Wells

Joe Leslie Wells, 80, of Seabrook Island, South Carolina, husband of Mary Elizabeth Finan Wells, entered into eternal rest Thursday, September 15, 2022.  

Joe was born March 9, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, son of the late Victor Perry Wells and Anna James Wells.    He received his PhD in crystallography from Tulane University and worked for DuPont for many years, first as a chemist and later as a human resources consultant.  Joe was passionate about classical music, particularly opera; he sang in the Tulane Choir and then in various local choirs throughout his life.   He also loved traveling, playing golf, good food, and good friends.

Joe is survived by Mary, his wife of 48 years; his sister, Vicki Wells Bennett (Gene); his cousin, David James (Loretta); four brothers-in-law: John Finan (Barbara), Daniel Finan (Rebecca); Timothy Finan (Carla); William Finan (Maeve); and 13 nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, where Joe volunteered for many years (2545 Bohicket Road, Johns Island, SC 29455) or to the Charleston Symphony (Attn: Development Department, P.O. Box 30818, Charleston, SC 29417).

Services will be held Friday, October 7, 2022 in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway at 11:00 a.m.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel.

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