Grant Daniel Wells, known fondly to many as “Big Son”, passed unexpectantly from this life on June 21, 2019, while visiting his parents in Fort Scott, Kansas.
He was born on July 12, 1993, to Dan Wells and Marti Wells-Smith in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. He came into this life with enthusiasm for nature, animals, the wide-open prairie, sports, campfires, grilling, hunting, fishing, music and so much more.
He left quietly, serenely, when his Lord Jesus chose to take him to his heavenly home for a greater purpose.
Grant was a special soul who befriended people from all walks of life. He loved to surround himself with kindred spirits and have good, old fashioned fun at every opportunity.
He attended school in Fort Scott from 5th grade through his sophomore year and returned to the prairie where he was a 2011 graduate of Copan Oklahoma High School.
He gained welding certification at Coffeyville Kansas Vo Tech and launched a career in the oil field business.
The family was informed that he was a rising star with White Tail Oil Field Services and was employed as a Lead Field Technician at the time of his passing. It was a traveling job, and Grant loved to travel the nation, making friends wherever he hung his hat.
On Facebook you will see literally hundreds of friends sharing memories, pictures, and musical tributes as they both celebrate Grant’s life and mourn his departure. This is not surprising. Grant would give you the shirt off his back, and did. He would change tires for strangers, offer you his last dollar, cook for you, help with chores and sit up all hours just listening and encouraging friends who needed support and love.
He leaves behind his dad, Dan Wells and second mother, Lori Wells, his sister by heart, Lauren Gavin, second dad, Scott Smith and mom Marti. He has a large extended family who hold unique places in his heart, and too many good friends to count. But a grateful thank you is extended to Cole, Emily, Jerad, Paul, Ty, Curt, and our other family members who are helping in so many ways.
Grant was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ben and Mardy Wells, and maternal grandparents, Ted and Maxine Simkin.
In lieu of flowers or donations, please do a kind deed for someone in Grant’s memory. That is exactly what Grant Wells would love for you to do.