Sherrel Wells Obituary, Death – Sherrel Bruce Wells passed away on January 12, 2023, at the age of 79. Sherrel Bruce Wells was there when he left. He was born on September 26, 1943, to Cecil Rufus Wells and Hester Alice Ward, both of whom have now died. His birthday is September 26th. It had been sixty years since he had married Brenda Cleveland Wells and sixty years since they had first met. Sherrill went to Western for high school and graduated there. His retirement signaled the end of his stint as a building contractor and at General Electric, where he had worked for many years.
Sherrel was an active member of the First Baptist Church and served on the board of trustees throughout his time there. Sherrel served on the County Board of Health and the Zoning Board, in addition to serving as a Magistrate in the local court system. He spent his free time on things like woodworking, fishing, and trading. Sherrel is survived by his wife, Brenda Wells, their three children, Tammy Payton, Stacy Blank, and Cherlynn Cheak, five grandsons, Michael Cheak, Tyler Cheak, Travis Phillips, Alex Payton, and Tara Ann Phillips, and three great-grandchildren, Ellie, Jameson, and Elijah.
Sherrel also leaves behind three great-grandchildren, Travis Phillips, Alex Payton, and Tara Ann Phillips. Sherrel also left behind three great-grandchildren to carry on her legacy. His brothers, Bill Wells, Cecil Jr. Wells, and Don Wells, as well as his three sisters, Margaret Anne Dennis, Blondella Coke, and Nellion Hahn, all died before him. Margaret Anne Dennis and Nellion Hahn, his sisters, died as well. The Saffell House Funeral Home will be open for visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2023, with the funeral ceremony, immediately following at 4 p.m.
On Monday, January 16, 2023, at eleven a.m., a service will be performed at the graveside in Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The service’s date and place have yet to be determined. Brother Bob Ehr, who has agreed to preside over the wedding, will perform the ceremony. Alex Payton, Travis Phillips, Tyler Cheak, Michael Cheak, Tom Blank, Kevin Payton, Ed Yeaste, and Tim Rogers will serve as pallbearers during the funeral service. Tom Blank will be an honorary pallbearer as well.
Burt Hahn, Marty Harley, Bertram Wells, Marty Hahn, Dewain Hahn, Charles Coke, and Jimmy Coke will serve as honorary pallbearers during the funeral service. The event will be presided over by Burt Hahn.
Instead of flowers, the family has requested that monetary donations be made to the First Baptist Church’s Television Ministry.