Keith L. Wells, 57, of Zanesville, died at 4:45 PM Tuesday June 30, 2009 surrounded by his loving family at the Genesis Morrison House Hospice following a courageous battle with ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease.
He was born July 16, 1951 in Zanesville the son of the late Glen D. and Kathryn E. Farus Wells. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era and an employee of Brockway Glass. Keith enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, NASCAR and spending time with family and friends.
Keith is survived by two daughters: Amie (Kellee) Slack and Candace Patterson (fiancé: Matt Adams who is stationed in Okinawa), Candace’s brother: Derrick Patterson all of Zanesville, grandchildren: Courtney Wells, Jacy Barnard and Aaliyah Adams, step-grandchild: Bruklynne Slack, sister: Beth Robertson of Zanesville with whom Keith made his home prior to his hospitalization, nephews: Rob (Elizabeth) Lynn of Mansfield and Brad (Becky) Robertson of Cambridge, several great nephews, aunts and uncles and many special friends who supported him during his illness.
Preceding him in death were his parents and sister: Karen Lynn.
The family extends a special thank-you to the staff of Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care.
Friends may call 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday July 5, 2009 at Bryan & Snider Funeral Home 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville where funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Monday July 6, 2009 with Rev. Paul Wallace officiating. Committal service will follow at Williams Cemetery with VFW Post 1058 conducting military services.
Memorial contributions may be made in Keith’s memory to: The ALS Association, Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301 or Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, 713 Forest Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701.
To share memories and condolences with the Wells family, visit Keith’s memorial on-line registry at www.BryanSniderFuneralHome.com. Condolences from the site will be printed and become a part of the family’s guest registry.