William Thomas “Smokey” Wells passed away Wednesday, April 18th at the age of 90, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Baltimore in 1927 he was the son of Milton and Myrtle Wells and the brother to Milton Jr., June, and Jack Wells.
Bill loved baseball and earned his nickname “Smokey” for his smoking hot pitches when he was growing up in Baltimore. While attending Forest Park High School he joined the Navy. In 1948 he married the love of his life, his beloved wife Sara (Sally) Murphy Wells. They spent 61 wonderful, laugh-filled years together before her death in 2011.
Bill was a manager with AM International for many years. When not working he enjoyed following the Orioles, Baltimore Colts, and Ravens. After retirement he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren. He was very involved in their lives and would often be found at their field trips, recitals, plays and games.
He is survived by his son Thomas Wells and his wife Patricia, his daughter Suzanne Wells Wilson and her husband Bert. Grandchildren Tina Rosensteel and her husband Paul, Joseph Iman, Rebekah Francis and her husband Chris, Elizabeth Wells Finkelstein and her husband David, Sara Wilson, Will Wilson, Bram Wilson, and Molly Wells. Great grandchildren Allyson Brightful and her husband CJ, Katie Iman, Andrew Iman, and Riley Francis. Great great grandchildren Landon Brightful, Jaxson Brightful, and Cameron McAlily. Honorary Grandfather to Amanda Massicot, Zackary Fenters, Blake Fenters, Hannah Fenters, Nolan Jenkins, and Luke Jenkins. He is, also, survived by his big sister, June Wells Wentworth.
Family and friends may gather at 10:00 AM, Thursday April 26th 2018 at The Candle Light Funeral Home in Catonsville. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow.
Grandad will be missed more than words can express…
Donations can be made to Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation.
Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation