March 11, 1926 ~ July 6, 2020

Born in: Crawford, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Aubrey Wells has left us.

Born near Athens, GA March 11, 1926, passed in Lawrenceville, GA July 6, 2020 at age 94.

Due to Covid19 restrictions, a private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

Aubrey served in the Army/Airforce in WWII as a flight engineer on a DC-3 (Goony Bird) in France and England. He graduated from National Defense Training Program, Aeronautics Division in Athens in May of 1942 where he received aircraft and aircraft engine F.A.A license.

He was further educated at Georgia Tech, specializing in aeronautical power plants and airframes. After the war he was vice president/owner of Kelley-Perry, Inc and Mira-Pak Inc. where he specialized in the manufacturing of snack food packaging and processing equipment.

He was a member of Grant Park Lodge #604 and a proud member of IBEW #163.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, GA and always enjoyed being part of the Joy Sunday School Class.

Aubrey is survived by his daughter Deborah Wells of Lawrenceville with whom he made his home, and his son Robert Wells of Auburn, GA. Also surviving are his three lovely granddaughters: Rachel Guillerman Sjoberg and her children Lucio, Ayana, Isandro and Yelena Sjoberg, Lauren (Paul) Chapman and their children Sam and Sofia Chapman and Dominique and Joaquin Franco, and Sarah (Adam) Dooley and their daughter Alana.

Aubrey was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Hendon Wells, his second wife LaTrelle Young Wells, and by his grandson, Jacob Guillerman.

Aubrey had a long, rich and rewarding life.

Among his documents and papers, the family found this poem, clipped by Aubrey, as it held special meaning to him:

Crossing the Bar
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

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  1. CandleImageDebbie and Bob,
    Your dad was one of a kind, a true Southern gentleman! He will be missed by many, especially our family! We pray for comfort for your families.
    Fondly,
    David and Lisa Moore Edmondson

  2. As a bonafide blood relative I can freely speak that the entire family ( Nunn/Henry) side loved and admired Aubrey. His quick and infectious wit made him fun to be with along with his wonderful and entertaining stories about many of our ancestors past.
    Deborah and Bob I can imagine your loss. Just know we are all sad to see him leave as well. He will be missed.

  3. Debbie and Bobby,
    I know you all are glad Aubrey is with the Lord and out his physical struggles. Aubrey was ten years my senior growing up in Atlanta. My earliest recollection of him was during WWII and his military uniform. After the war you all lived in our subdivision for a while before his work took him to Texas, New Jersey, etc. In New Jersey you all had many visits from my brother William and Maxine since they lived in the adjacent state of Deleware . Always positive and entertaining Aubrey on occasion would drop in to see us(Patty and I) where ever we lived. For example he visited us in Montana, Massachusetts, etc. Always with no advance warning ,just a phone call saying “What’s for Supper”! Always a pleasant surprise especially being a long ways form home) ATL). Good to see relatives!! In recent years we have enjoyed in home visits in Lawrenceville talking family, church, politics, old times, airplanes, electronics, etc. Again always positive and looking for the latest in innovations. We will miss him and will keep you all in our prayers as you adjust to Aubrey’s home going!

  4. Hello Debbie and Bob,

    I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with him. I visited with him at his home several times. When I would talk with him over the phone he invited me to “break bread together. (Visit and have dinner) We did that about three or four years ago.

    He enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest! He was a gifted man. Now we miss him here, but heaven welcomes him home!

    I bet he is having a great reunion with his family who went before. To those of us who believe, we have the same hope!

    Blessings to you,
    Lee Bush

  5. CandleImageWe just found out Mr. Aubrey left this earth for his heavenly home. He was one of our favorite clients and truly a great man. We always enjoyed his visits to our salon. He would walk in and ask “How are you doing Brother Jay. Then he would proceed to share a great story or his latest favorite recipe. He will be missed by those of us he left here but we know he is sharing stories and charming everyone in heaven!
    Jay and Monica Johnson

  6. I am so heartbroken that I will never again talk to my long time friend and neighbor of Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Friends for a very long time. Will miss you, Aubs!

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