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David Wells

October 27, 1941 — June 29, 2022

David Ernest Wells, the son of Eugene Wells and Eva (Short) Joranger, was born October 27, 1941, on a train in Oklahoma, and he departed this life on June 29, 2022, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 2 days.

David enjoyed life and he loved his family. He enjoyed being outdoors whether he was hunting, fishing or riding his motorcycle. He was a jokester, loved to play tricks, and tell ornery jokes. He enjoyed spending time with his family and going to church. David was a Marine, a Police Officer (drug task force), and truck driver. David touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Robert Wells.

He is survived by a loving family which includes his daughters Lois Adkins and husband Norm of Oregon, WI, and Susie Varnon and husband Chris of Tahlequah; his stepson Tony Woodward of Tulsa; his sisters Barbara Heishman and husband Dale of Montezuma, IA, brother Michael Joranger of Tahlequah, and half sister Linda Joranger of Eugene, Oregon. He had nine grandchildren: Amanda, Cliff, Bradley, Ashlyn, Sydney, Harlee, Taylor, Renessa, and Glenn; seven great-grandchildren: Ava, Joelle, Ahnalee, Tala, Liam, Alexandria, Ella Grace. He leaves behind several nieces, nephews, dear friends, and other relatives.

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