March 18, 2021
Granville Earl Wells, age 87, of Knoxville, TN passed away, Thursday, March 18, 2021. He was a member of Fountain City United Methodist Church and the Christian Homebuilders Sunday School Class. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1953. He obtained his Bachelor and Master Degree’s from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he was a four year Letterman in Baseball and is a member of the UT Sports Wall of Fame. He was employed for 30 years in Knoxville City Schools as a teacher, coach, counselor and Principal. After retiring to Florida, he was employed for 10 years in Volusia County, Florida School System as an Elementary School Counselor. He was preceded in death by parents, Rev. James Granville and Mary Dye Wells and brother William C. Wells. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jo Ann Simmons Wells; Son, Randal Earl Wells; Daughters, Lu Ann Copeland (Eddie) and Angela Jane Zigrossi (Norm); Granddaughters, Brittany Warwick (Dusty) and Bella Zigrossi; Great Granddaughters, Harper and Campbell Warwick; Brother and Sister-in-law, James Ray and Jan Wells; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1-3:00 pm Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Rose Funeral & Cremation – Broadway. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 3:00 pm with Reverend Tom Ballard and Reverend Mahan Archer officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11:45 am Monday, March 22, 2021 at Greenwood Cemetery for a 12:00 pm graveside service. The family would like to thank Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center of Knoxville and Tennessee Cancer Center Knoxville staff for all the love and care the past 5 years. Memorials may be made to East TN Children’s Hospital, 2018 W. Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolence may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com.
Granville Earl Wells, age 87, of Knoxville, TN passed away, Thursday, March 18, 2021. He was a member of Fountain City United Methodist Church and the Christian Homebuilders Sunday School Class. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1953.... View Obituary & Service Information
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