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Celebrating the life of
June 29, 1948 - November 24, 2023
Charlie Wyman Wells, “Peaches”
Born June 29th, 1948 in Gum Branch, Georgia. Died November 24th, 2023 in Pooler, Georgia.
Charlie Wyman Wells, better known to many as “Peaches”, passed in his sleep in the early hours of November 24th, 2023, at his home, culminating more than a year of increasingly debilitating illness. He passed restfully, in the company of his beloved wife, Patty.
Charlie was born at the home of his parents in Gum Branch, Georgia. He attended Bradwell Institute, and went on to college, in early pursuit of a career as a Gospel singer. He first attended Brewton Parker College, where after some study he put aside his education to serve in the US Air Force. Following his term of service, which included one year in Vietnam, and his honorable discharge, he returned to School at Armstrong State College in Savannah.
Charlie met Patricia Mary Wells, née Watkins, at a New Year’s Eve party on the last day of 1969, at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. He sought her out because he heard that she was a “Savannah girl”. They married the following April. They parted only, as promised in their vows, in their 53rd year together.
Charlie, in the forty years from his marriage until its closure in 2010, maintained a close connection to the Sisters and the children of Saint Mary’s home in Savannah. He changed the oil in their cars, picked up their children at the bus station at the end of long weekends, and opened his own home to its children as a visitation family.
Charlie was an earnest and hard-working businessman. He served for years as a purchasing agent in local industry, and, in the early 90s, he struck out on his own: he built a personal business servicing rural water systems, which he since passed to his son, Charles. He was proud of his business acumen, and proud to have founded a family business.
Charlie enjoyed travel and did much of it with his wife in their RV. He loved traveling and sightseeing in this beautiful country.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Patty, of Pooler Georgia, his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Miok Wells of Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea, son and daughter-in-law Charles and Aya Wells, of Savannah, granddaughter, Fiona Wells, of Kailua, Hawaii, grandson, Wyman Wells, of Pyeongtaek, Korea, brother A.G. Wells of Gum Branch, Georgia, and sister, Kay Green, of Hinesville, Georgia. The youngest of five siblings, he also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Charlie will be memorialized on Thursday, November 30th. with a viewing beginning at 10:00 at the chapel at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel in Savannah, with a funeral to follow at 11:00. After the service, he will be transported for burial at the Catholic Cemetery in Savannah.
I love you uncle wyman!! Until we meet again love tater
- Wells, Hinesville, Ga
Met my friend Charlie 55 years ago in college. We got together yearly since 1991 for get together with classmates. We will miss Charlie’s wit and humor. We love you buddy!
- Steve Brackett, Portal, GA
Charlie was one of the most patient people I’ve ever known. He was our choir director at Our Lady of Lourdes Church where we tried our best to follow his directions but never did sound like he wanted us to. He never gave up though and we all loved him for this. Such a good man. Rest in peace Charlie and lead that beautiful choir in heaven.
- Judy Lancaster , Savannah , Georgia
Aunt Patti, Kevin, and Charles. I will certainly miss Uncle Wyman. He truly loved you all. He truly loved all of his family and I am grateful to have had such a wonderful uncle in my life. Daniel
- Daniel E Wells, LUDOWICI, GA
I loved to sing with Wyman. But I enjoyed just being around him. His peaceful manner and special laugh will be missed.
- Steve Logan, Fort Payne, Alabama
My deepest condolences to Patty, Kevin, Charles and family. Peaches's constant smile will always be remembered. He was such a positive, cheerful and caring person. Will miss you Peaches.
- Lydia F Heeres, FREDERICK, MD
Charlie was the most kind, caring person one could have as a friend. It has been an honor to have known Charlie and shared friendship for over thirty years. Memories will last forever. Rest in peace buddy!
- Maurice Green, Savannah, Georgia
Thank you for being a positive and always caring Uncle. I will really miss you Uncle Peaches. All my best to Aunt Patty, Kevin, Charles and family and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
- Natasha Watkins, Frederick, MD
So sad to hear about Charlie! He worked at Hercules, Inc. with my mother the late Ruth Wright. She loved Charlie! He was funny and kind! And i eventually experienced his personality when I became employed there! He was a cool guy! And when everyone discovered his nickname "Peaches" we gave him the business! He always had a kind word and always upbeat! My condolences and prayers to the family!
- V. Priester , Lithonia , GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- 10:00 - 11:00 on Thu, November 30, 2023
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- Funeral Service
- on Thu, November 30, 2023
- Catholic Cemetery
1420 Wheaton St. (map)
Savannah GA 31401