John Burton Wells

John Burton Wells, 93, of Bacliff, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018.

He was born in Bixby, Oklahoma, on Nov. 12, 1924, to Sherman and Edith Booker Wells. John had a career in law enforcement for the township of Lake Placid. He was also an entrepreneur of several small businesses. John was a member of VFW Post 6378 and The Handyman Club of America and had a passion for bobsledding. John enjoyed being a member of the Lake Placid Olympic bobsled team.

John is survived by his five children: Roger Wells, Shirley Boone, Linda Almeida, Karl Wells and Lesa Wooldridge; nine grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 8 at Forest Park East Funeral Home and Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas, 77598. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, and John will be laid to rest in the Houston National Cemetery.