Ivan Michael Wells, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at Embrace Hospice House of the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach. He was born on April 25, 1943 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Burrell & Azalea Mack Wells.
Ivan’s love for electronics lead him to a long-term, successful career in the telecommunications industry, until he retired from Toshiba American Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. With 40 years of dedication to the Masonic Lodge, Ivan became a Master Mason and was a Past Master of Acacia Lodge #39 A.F.M in Columbia. Following his relocation to Murrells Inlet area, he became active in the Pawleys Island Lodge #409. In his free time, he was an avid H.A.M radio operator with the handle, K4TXO.
Left to cherish Ivan’s memory, are his sons, Michael Wells and his wife, Victoria and David Wells and his wife, Annie, all of Myrtle Beach; his sons mother, Dorothy Covington and her husband Michael Covington of Pawleys Island; his granddaughter, Kiana, also of Myrtle Beach; his cousins, Ralph Stroman of Litchfield and Sarah Beckham of Columbia; his extended family, Patti and Bob McKown, and Terri and Don Connor; numerous nieces, nephews and devoted lifelong friends.
A Celebration of Ivan’s life will be held on Saturday April 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM at the Church of the Resurrection, 8901 US HWY 17 BYP, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
The family wishes to acknowledge, with heartfelt appreciation, the care and support given by Dr. James Herman, Dr. Lee Milling, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, the Medical University of South Carolina, Embrace Hospice House of the Grand Strand, and all the staff associated with these offices, during this difficult time. In addition, the family wishes to extend their gratitude to Ronald Greiser. May God bless you.
For more family information or to offer words of comfort through the online guest book, kindly visit the funeral home website at: www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, (843.651.1440) is honored to be assisting the Wells family.
Celebration of Life
The Church of the Resurrection
Saturday April 14th, 2018
8901 US-17 Bypass
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
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David and Michael, I counted your dad as a valued friend and co-worker for over 25 years. He meant so much to so many people and we are so sad he is gone. Fortunately I got to see him last October.
Kelly and I send our heart felt condolences to you and your families.
Submitted by Skip Westbrook on Apr 12 2018 11:33:41 AM
What a beautiful tribute to a man who leaves behind two sons who have learned to love life and serve their community. David and Michael, may God comfort you both now and in the coming days and may Mr. Ivan's memory be eternal!
Submitted by Alexia Pittas on Apr 12 2018 09:04:38 AM
Michael, David and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time. Rick and I loved your Dad and will really miss him. He was the brother Rick never had as well as his best friend. We will always remember the good times traveling together, the funny stories of the two of them and the numerous outings. I feel like an end has come to that era and it will be missed. We are so glad the suffering is over and look forward to seeing him again in Heaven. Ivan, dear friend we will miss you!
Rick & Harriet Sirmons
Submitted by Harriet Sirmons on Apr 12 2018 08:46:40 AM
Last night I poured a glass of wine, said a prayer and toasted to my friend Ivan Wells. God, you have received a good man into your house. Rest In Peace my friend.
Michael, David and family, my sincere sympathy to you all. Your fathers illness is over now and I hope the pain of your loss will ease. I know you will alway remember his smiling face and memories of your life together. Anyone that came to know your father is sharing in your loss with you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Submitted by Eric Ackerman on Apr 12 2018 06:01:17 AM
To Michal David and there families
Sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.
Submitted by Shawn Zimmerman Steve Wigel on Apr 12 2018 05:43:26 AM
A good friend since our WNOK-TV days in Columbia, Ivan was one of those rare folks who always saw the best in any situation. Over the years we ran into each other in some unusual places and it was always a joy to see him. RIP, friend.
Submitted by Jim Paul on Apr 11 2018 03:13:02 PM
Mr. Ivan: You've been in our prayers and now you are gone. May you now have the peace you deserve! Bros. in Christ ! George Jr. and III Warriner
Submitted by George Jr. and III Warriner on Apr 11 2018 02:56:32 PM
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