Gary Darrell Wells died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Gary was born on Jan. 11, 1954, in Corpus Christi.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Dorothy Wells.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Marilyn Marie Jackson Wells; three sons, Charley Edward "Jake" Wells II, Edward Darrell Wells II and Gary Robert Wells, all of Corpus Christi; future daughter-in-law, Nicole Melton; two brothers, Mike (Suzanne) Wells of Montgomery, Mark (Kathy) Wells of Corpus Christi; and two sisters, Kathy (Dwayne) Perry and Vicki Collins, all of Corpus Christi; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-law family.

Gary graduated from Carroll High School in 1972. He loved and played football and loved seeing his three sons play Calallen Wildcat football.

Gary worked in the oilfield all his working life. The last 10 years he was a consultant which his daddy and granddaddy taught him so much about.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at River Hills Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Todd Perry, Derrick Perry, Trampus Wells, Trey Collins, Neal Mays, and Johnny Mays. Honorary Pallbearers will be Chris Graves, Wesley Jackson, Gary Mills, Kenney Myers, Robert Jenkins, Ronnie Eason, Jim Cassidy, Charlie Beyers, Shorty Loessin, and Joe Callahan.

In lieu of flowers the oilfield has set up a benefit fund account at First Community Bank, 416 Water St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 or 2200 E. Main St., Alice, Texas 78332.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home