Clifton H. Wells

March 11, 1929 - October 31, 2020

Clif “Jaybird” Wells, 91, of Gray passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020, at his home. Born March 11, 1929, in Woodbine, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Wells.

Clif was a member of Keck Baptist Church, as well as a Shriner and member of the Cumberland Valley 751 Masonic Lodge. He was retired from Hall Watson’s Furniture Store where he had worked as an appliance repairman for many years. He also worked for 20 years as a deputy with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. A loving father and grandfather, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Always friendly, he never met a stranger.

In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Eagle Wells, and his brothers and sisters.

He leaves behind two daughters: Patty Kissinger and Barbara Taylor, both of Gray; grandson, James Kissinger and wife Suzy of Corbin; grandson, Steven Kissinger of Lexington; grandson, Dillon Taylor of London; grandson, Champion Lee of Corbin; three great grandsons: Aaron Kissinger of Utah, Alex Kissinger of Corbin; and Austin Kissinger of Corbin; and a special sister-in-law, Georgia Travis of Frankfort. He is also survived by other relatives and numerous friends. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

A graveside service, including a Masonic service, will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, November 6, 2020, at Pine Hill Cemetery with Jimmy Siler officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 P.M. Thursday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.

  1. Denny Liford Reply

    Deepest condolences to the family. I remember him well.

  2. JOY Dizney Karr Reply

    Patty I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I have fond memories of him when I spent time at your house so many years ago.

  3. Cleland L Thorpe Reply

    Deepest condolences from the Thorpe family. Heaven has gained another fine man.

  4. Beacher Reply

    Patty and Barbara, I was so sorry to hear of your Dad passing. He was a special person. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys

  5. Nancy Moulard Reply

    My sincere condolences. I am the granddaughter of John and Mary Catherine Wells, daughter of Leslie Wells.

  6. David E. Jones Reply

    Sorry to hear about your dad passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We were all neighbors for many years. David E.Jones

  7. Jane Fox Reply

    Patty, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He always worked on our appliance’s and always spoke to us when he saw us at Walmart.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jane and Dennis Fox

  8. larry stivers Reply

    Extended sympathies to the Wells family. Clif worked in our home for several years tending to the appliances in the kitchen. He became part of our family, even eating dinner with us at times. Thoughts and prayers for a wonderful man.

    Larry Stivers (Randy and Prudie Stivers)

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