Frank R. Wells, Jr.
Rich was diagnosed in February of 2009 with Melanoma. He had surgery on March 13, 2009 and started radiation shortly thereafter. June 26, 2009 Rich was admitted to the hospital. The melanoma had spread to his brain and lungs. The doctors only gave him 3-9 weeks to live. Rich passed away on August 3, 2009 at the age of 43, leaving behind his wife and his 4 children, his father and step-mother, his mother and step-father, his brother and sister-in-law, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and newphews, and many, many friends. During his stay in the hospital and finally at hospice, Rich had over 126 different people come to visit. Some came from very far away to sit and talk with this extraordinary man. The love that was shown to him was amazing. Rich will be missed greatly, but never forgotten! We love you!