Obituary of Leroy Gene Wells
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LeRoy G. Wells, 73, passed on from this life on December 27th, 2023, from complications of bravely pursuing organ transplants to extend his time with friends and family. He is survived by his loving wife Cheryl, daughters Theresa, Shelby, and Josie, son Tony, and stepchildren Ande (Sarah) Paul-Hus, Kara (Heath) Sukow, and Emily (Rob) Daroca. Other family members include his sister Darlene Mullenger, brother Gale, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and his longtime friend and secret weapon Jimmy Smith. LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents Jean and Leroy (aka: Bill) Wells, brother Jan, and brother-in-law Paul Mullenger. LeRoy was born on November 25, 1950, in Middletown, Ohio and was blessed with an exceptional musical talent from an early age. He started playing and singing with bands in high school and has written and recorded music ever since. LeRoy loved to entertain, ad-lib, and make people laugh in the many venues he played in across the country. After high school he moved to Florida and a couple of years later opened his cabinet-making shop on April Fool’s Day. He celebrated 37 successful years in the commercial cabinet business with clients that include Disney and a multitude of store chains and hotels. LeRoy relocated to Tennessee in 2003, initially taking time off to get settled and explore the area. His entrepreneurial spirit and love for craftsmanship soon led him to establish Wells Custom Homes and he was proud to win awards in the Rutherford County Parade of Homes. In recent years, he focused more on designing and building custom kitchen and bath cabinetry. Anyone who met LeRoy has a story or two to tell about his vivacious personality and guaranteed source of laughter. LeRoy loved to go boating, night diving and riding his Harley down Alligator Alley while in Florida. Once in Tennessee he enjoyed finding new restaurants, going to festivals, and attending music events. He was always ready for an impromptu cookout or joining friends for breakfast or lunch. As his health began to falter, LeRoy enjoyed traveling to quiet places, cooking and eating healthy, and learning new crafts. LeRoy was proud to be a Free Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Homebuilders Association of Central Tennessee. We will miss many things about LeRoy, and he will be missed by so many. He was a big-hearted man that helped so many, and we hope he is having a great round of “Stump Elroy” at that piano in heaven. No funeral or memorial service is immediately planned. The family will notify loved ones when a celebration of life is scheduled.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Murfreesboro Funeral Home
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