Paul Dewey Wells of Newbern, TN passed away at his residence October 30th 2021. Paul was born March 10, 1947 in Dyersburg, Tennessee. He was the son of the late J.L. Wells and Pauline Ashworth Wells. Paul enlisted in the Army in November 1965. He served in Vietnam with 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division where he was seriously injured in combat February 1967. He was medically retired from the Army. His awards and decorations include the Combat Infantry Badge, 2 Bronze Stars, 3 Purple Hearts, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal Paul enjoyed spending time with his wife and friends, perhaps the thing he enjoyed most was being a father, grandfather and uncle to his family. Paul was a member of Hess Lodge #93 F & AM. Masonic Rites will be at the funeral home. He is survived by his wife, Alice Davis Wells; two sons, Jay (Belinda) of Finley, TN, Eric (Tonya) of Dyersburg; one step-son, Danny James (Tina) of Newbern, TN; his Sister, Susan Elaine McCulloch (Ed Gordon) of Arnold, MO; three grandsons, Hunter and Jacob Wells, Brayden James; two nieces, Dee Bond, Jennifer Viar, both of Arnold, MO; and special great-nephew, Jake Matthews. Pallbearers will be Keith Jones, Tony Kirk, Tommy Childress, Jon Lancaster, John Baucom and Jordan Ramsey. Honorary pallbearer will be Scott Deal. Honor Guard will be provided by U.S. Army at Fort Campbell. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home officiated by Chaplain Jim Ennis with interment to follow in Dyer County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home. We are privileged and honored to serve the Wells family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at www.curryfuneral.com.