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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Michael and David: Just stumbled upon this surprising news and want to extend my sympathy to both of you and your families. Ivan was one in a million. He loved you beyond words. May he Rest In Peace. He has them laughing in heaven now. Chris Link Chocallo
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Very nice man he will be missed
Submitted by hafida El gattiouu on May 20 2018 08:06:50 PM
David and Micheal, So sorry I could not be there to celebrate your Dad's life. I am still recovering from a respiratory illness that grounded me until now. Your Dad was a dear friend whom I will miss greatly. Blessings to you both as he loved you so.
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David, Michael, Dottie, and families- My heart aches for all of you because I know what a special person Ivan was to you, your grandparents, friends and families. Your mother became a best friend of mine during our Eau Claire days and your parents have always held a special place in my heart. My parents and Vance and Betty used to meet at Bojangles on Elmwood Ave in Columbia after EC and Park St Baptist services. My mom talks so fondly of the Williams. All that to tell you that you are loved by extended friends you probably didn’t even know existed. I’m praying for your families, Dottie and Mike, and all who loved and respected your dad. You bring much joy to your parents and others.
Submitted by Linda Logan Fullbright on Apr 14 2018 10:38:19 AM
David and Michael,
The entire TELECO family has the fondest memories of your father. We want you to know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by TELECO, INC on Apr 13 2018 10:00:57 AM
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