David T. Wells passed away peacefully in his home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Monday, September 18, 2023. He was surrounded by his loving wife Margaret Camardello, his daughter Morgan, and his beloved pets, Jasper, Bella and Nicholas.
David met Margaret while working as a lead project engineer for the Williams Companies in Houston, Texas, where they both spent many years of their industrious careers. They retired together to Ponte Vedra in 2019 where he became an avid golfer, and they enjoyed many walks on the beach with their dogs. David had a unique talent for finding rare shark teeth on the beach, which he delighted in sharing with his grandsons.
David enjoyed a long and fulfilling career as a civil and environmental engineer. He followed in his father’s footsteps attending the Georgia Institute of Technology, graduating in 1977 with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering. He was a lifelong member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity like his grandfather Rex Sosebee before him, welcomed into the Golden Legion just this year for those who have been members for 50 years or more.
David was born on June 15th, 1954, in Macon, Georgia to Betty and Charles Wells, the third of three boys born in quick succession. He often remembered his childhood in Macon fondly, including many adventures with his older brothers Chuck and Larry. He graduated from Monroe Academy in 1972. Following retirement and a return to the Southeast, David was delighted to reconnect with cousins, neighbors, and friends from this period in his life, sharing stories and a passion for family history that has left a legacy of research to benefit the extended family for years to come.
David is survived by his wife Margaret, his daughter Morgan, his daughter-in-law Irene, his grandsons Judah and Toby, his brother Chuck Wells, his brother Larry Wells, his sisters-in-law Ellen and Jane Wells, and his nieces and nephews.
David lived a rich life for the first year of his terminal cancer diagnosis, due to his unwavering strength, his faith, and the support of the caring and professional staff at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. In gratitude for the excellent care he received there, he requested that any memorial gifts be designated to the Mayo Clinic Department of Oncology (details below).
A memorial service will be held at Damascus Baptist Church in Leah, Georgia on January 22, 2024. Gifts in remembrance of David may be directed there as well, mailed to:
Damascus Baptist Church, 6375 Ridge Road, Appling, Georgia, 30802
Checks can be made payable to Mayo Clinic and mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224. Donors may also give online. Just select “Other” and write in “Department of Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Florida”. Then click “make this donation a tribute” in memory of David Wells.