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James Lyndon Wells

James Lyndon Wells
January 17
10:00 2022

James Wells, 73, of Breckenridge, Texas, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022, in Breckenridge, while doing what he enjoyed most about this life: serving others. His graveside service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, with Jamie Burrus officiating. The family will welcome friends for a visitation in the Chapel of Memories at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

James was born to Jim and Vera Wells on May 31, 1948, in Santa Anna, Texas. James grew up and attended school in the area until he left to serve in Vietnam with the United States Army. James held many jobs in our community, including working for Raydon, the Breckenridge Police Department, the TDCJ Walker Sayle Unit, as well as at Higginbotham’s. Anyone who knew him knows that he was proud to have served his country. James was also an active member of the local Honor Guard that performed countless funerals for veterans in and around our area. He loved his family with all his heart, especially his daughter Erica. He was so proud of her work as both a local nurse and the mother of his grandchildren. James would never hesitate to attend his grandsons’ football or basketball games with the Woodson Cowboys. Anyone who spoke with James would quickly pick up on his love for family and country. He was known to many as a hardworking and proud, yet private man.

James was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Janis, and by his second wife, Dianna. He is survived by his daughter, Erica Wagley and husband Glen of Breckenridge; sons, James Johnson, Cody Lee, and Joseph Lee of Breckenridge; and grandsons, James Caleb Wells, Colton Wagley, and Stetson Wagley.

Memorial donations can be made in James’ name to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that meant a great deal to him. Condolences can be made at

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