Albert L. Wells, Jr.



Albert Linley Wells, Jr., age 89, died in his home Monday. He was born in Washington, PA on March 13, 1929 to Florence and Albert Linley Wells Sr. He grew up in the upper panhandle area of West Virginia graduating from Wellsburg High School in 1947 and attending West Liberty State College graduating in 1951. That same year he married the love of his life Patricia Ann McCombs. They remained married for 66 years until her death last year on October 28, 2017. He became a resident of Goldsboro, NC in 1962 and always considered it to be his home. Mr. Wells was employed by General Electric as a Quality Control Supervisor until his retirement in 1991 after 38 years of service. During his retirement years he was able to spend more time with family activities and pursuing his hobbies of golf, woodcarving and crossword puzzles. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Goldsboro.

A visitation will be held at 9:00am followed by a funeral service at 10:00am at the First Baptist Church, 125 South John Street in Goldsboro on Friday, December 21, 2018. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

He is survived by two sisters, Mary Lou Chambers of Bethany, WV and Nola Cronin of Wellsburg, WV; two children, Michael L. “Lightnin” Wells of Fountain, NC and Cynthia W. Leonard (Mark) of Farmville, NC; five grandchildren, Melissa Coutts Turner (Elliott) of Pikeville who assisted so much with Mr. Wells’ daily care during his later years, Linley Coutts of Goldsboro, Nathan Leonard of Black Mountain, NC, Alison Hoyme (Matt) of Kaui, Hawaii and Jacob Leonard of Winston-Salem, NC; five great-grandchildren Raiford Turner, Leah Turner, Simone Hoyme, Isabelle Hoyme and Charles Love.

His youngest daughter, Diane Wells Coutts preceded him in death last year in 2017. Her husband Robert Coutts of Goldsboro has remained a trusted friend to the deceased as well as a dear family member. He is also preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Coutts Jr.

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad” – Wade Boggs

“A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important things in life.” – Frank Abagnale

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory of Goldsboro is serving the Wells family and online condolences may be sent through