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Anthony “Tony” Charles Wells

Crowley-After a courageous battle with cancer, Anthony (Tony) Charles Wells, 56, passed away on June 6, 2018 with loved ones by his side.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel with a reception after the service until 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to UT Southwestern Medical Center, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888 or online at, select Donate Now and then specify “to support cancer research in memory of Anthony Wells”.
Tony was born on November 13, 1961 in Independence, Kansas to Charles and the late Patty (Yeubanks) Wells. Tony grew up in Bethany, Oklahoma and graduated from Putnam City West High School in 1979. He attended Southern Methodist University and graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1984.
Tony utilized his degree right out of college starting at Texas Instruments. Later in his career, Tony’s talents were needed at Johnson & Johnson in Florida. Relocating back to the area, Tony worked for Alcon and finally Rangaire Manufacturing. He always took pride in his work and built valued friendships that have stood the test of time. Friendships he cherished till the very end.
Tony had a gift and loved working with his hands, a passion he inherited from his father and passed down to his son, Braden. Tony and Braden were recently working to restore Tony’s first car, a 1968 Chevy Camaro. The two also enjoyed fixing older Jet Skis and Sea Doo’s for the lake. He always had a project he was working on and lucky for us he was really good at what he did.
Tony had many fond memories since early childhood of time at the lake with family and friends. Whether it was jumping boat wakes while on skis or a Jet Ski, spending the day on the water is where you would always find Tony. The lake was his second home. The family is very appreciative to ALL of Tony’s family and friends who were able to visit in these final months. Please know the warmth of your love surrounded him in his final moments.
Tony was always known for putting others first and his body will be donated to the UT Southwestern Medical Center Willed Body Program for cancer research in hopes to someday find a cure.
Survivors: Tony is survived by his wife Kimberly of Crowley; his son Braden of Crowley; his father Charles of Mustang, OK; his sister Julie of Allen; his sister-in-law Melinda and nephews Logan and Landon of Allen; as well as many close family and friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Tony was a very special friend and a terrific DAD! He love Braden with all of his heart. I have many special memories shared over the years. Holding all of his family especially Kim and Braden close in my heart and in my prayers that their special memories will bring them peace. Tony is in heaven smiling down on all of us. We ALL have been blessed by having Tony in our lives.

  2. Chip and Patti

    We really enjoyed seeing y’all at the lake and visiting with our friends. This summer won’t be the same without seeing Tony walking back and forth from the Sea Doo’s to the house.. He will be missed! We keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Tammy Yancey Griffith

    Kim I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayer.

  4. I didn’t get to know Tony as well as I would have liked but the time that I was around him he impressed me with his wit and sincere attitude, and I know he was a good husband to my baby sister and I am truly appreciative , God Speed my Friend
    Joe West & Family

  5. Alexis Chambers

    Tony was a very special friend. If you were his friend you had a friend for life. He will be really missed. Praying for Kim and Braden for strength and Peace.

  6. Tim and Luanne Jones

    Tony was a great guy to treasured his son and loved spending time with him. We always had fun when he was around and the world has been robbed of his presence. We’ll miss you Tony!!

  7. Tony was always very special to me and my family. He was there whenever you needed a helping hand and spent many a summer afternoon in the pool with my grandson, Blane, and his son Braden. Tony, you will be missed by everyone who loved your smiling face and lively sense of humor. It was there to the end. Miss you my friend!

  8. I was so sad to hear about Tony’s passing. My heart goes out to all of his family – especially Julie and Chuck. May the Lord bring you all peace in this difficult time.

  9. Diana Valdez Alexander

    Tony was a wonderful friend to both me and my husband Kevin, when we were all in the Engineering School at SMU. I will always have such fond memories of Tony’s sense of humor and kindness. I am thankful to have known him, and to have shared those years of laughter and good times while at SMU.

    We loved being with all of his Family & Friends at his Celebration of Life service. Everyone had such beautiful and heartfelt expressions of love for Tony! We are praying & thinking of his Family and Friends!

  10. Tony had such a sweetness and kindness about him. It was a true pleasure knowing him.

  11. I knew Tony for a relatively short time when we worked together in Jacksonville. We spent a lot of time together and he was a great friend in an important time in my life. He made a mark that I will always remember. I am sure he did this for many others as well. He will surely be missed. Sincere condolences to the family.

  12. I just read in the SMU magazine that Tony passed away, and am so sorry to hear this news.

    Tony and I spent the 1983/1984 school year working together to design and build SMU’s baja car entry for the mini-baja engineering competition. Tony was instrumental in helping us deliver a car that performed better than any of SMU’s entries in prior years. I still remember him driving the car at speed into the stairs of one of SMU’s buildings to our surprise on the first test drive! In his matter of fact way, Tony then explained that it was better to find out then if something was going to break rather than at the competition.

    Following college we shared an apartment in the Village. There were many great memories there too.

    Tony was a terrific guy, generous, kind, and always fun! Wish we had stayed in touch after I moved to the west coast. I had always thought we would catch up again at a college reunion or somewhere.

    Tony, rest in peace, and thanks for the fun you added to life.

    Condolences to Tony’s family.

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