John S. Wells, 72, Nelsonville, passed away early this morning (1/8/2020) at OSU Hospital in Columbus. He was surrounded by his son John W. Wells, daughter Malinda and son-in-law John Johnston, and grandson Eric Johnston. It was his request he be cremated and no funeral service conducted.
John began his career with the Division of Wildlife in 1972 as a game protector cadet. Upon graduation from the training academy, he was assigned to Athens County as a Game Protector (later Wildlife Officer). When he retired in 1997 due to oral cancer, he was a Wildlife Investigator in District 4.
He will be missed. Rest In Peace, John.