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Dorsey Gale Wells

November 16, 1930 — November 5, 2019

Funeral services for Dorsey Gale Wells will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Sulphur with Reverend Michael Brown and Brother Tim Moore officiating. Interment will follow at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur.

Dorsey was born November 16, 1930 in Pontotoc County, OK to the late Lee Vernon & Molly Ivy Irene (Pitmon) Wells. He died Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in Sulphur, just 11 days shy of his 89th birthday. Dorsey and the former Ms. Margaret Louise Ashford were married on September 24, 1949 in Chickasha. She preceded him in death on October 30, 2013.

Dorsey grew up in the Sulphur/Mill Creek areas. The earlier years of his life were spent operating dairy farms for Murray State College in Tishomingo, Parnell’s Dairy in Chickasha and later Howe’s Dairy in Nebo. After leaving the dairy business, Dorsey spent several years working as a heavy equipment operator. In addition to always working a full-time job, he owned and operated his own farm. Unlike others, Dorsey did not have many hobbies, as he spent every spare moment away from work, being with his family. He was very much a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with family, as that was the greatest joy of his life.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Scott & husband George of Stillwater and Tima Klupenger & husband Richard of Wayne; four sons, Larry Wells & companion Velma Gold of Houma, LA, Ricky Wells & wife Genalee of Spiro, OK, Gaylon Wells & wife Sunny of Sulphur and Terry Wells & wife Pam of Tuttle; 19 grandchildren, Christy Blickenstaff & husband Justin, Shawna Lancaster & husband Chad, Levi Wells & wife Kaya, Lee Merrell & husband Josh, Landon Jones, Lexie Fleet & husband Andrew, Josiah Wells, Lauren Brook Wells, Charla Danielle Wells, Josh Wells, Evan Wells & wife Anna, Gage Wells, Courtney Risley & husband Brandon, Cade Wells, Chance Klupenger & wife Charleen, Miles Klupenger & wife Kristie, Karson Klupenger, Kash Klupenger and Kymbree Klupenger; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Juanita Vernell Poteet of Tulsa; two brothers, Tommy and Scotty Ray Wells of Harrah; as well as numerous nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Dorsey was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Amy Lynn Jones; two sisters, Leta Myrl O’Neal and Mildred Sue McClure; and two brothers, L.V. Wells and Olan “TZ” Wells.

Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Levi Wells, Josiah Wells, Josh Wells, Evan Wells, Gage Wells, Cade Wells, Karson Klupenger and Kash Klupenger. Honorary bearers will the spouses of his grandchildren, as well as his great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1503 W 12th, Sulphur, OK 73086.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

9:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hale's Funeral Home, Sulphur

3370 State Highway 7, Sulphur, OK 73086

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Friday, November 8, 2019

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3370 State Highway 7, Sulphur, OK 73086

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

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First Pentecostal Holiness Church

1503 West 12th Street, Sulphur, OK 73086

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