Gerald "Mike" Martin Wells
Gerald "Mike" Martin Wells
October 23, 1934 - January 23, 2019


Mike Wells, Sr., 84, of San Mateo passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka following a brief illness.
Born at home in San Mateo, Mike moved across the street where he remained his entire life. He was a 1952 graduate of Putnam High School in Palatka. Before retirement, Mike worked as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service in both the Palatka and St. Augustine Post Offices. He enjoyed tending to his orange grove and at one time had 600 citrus trees. Throughout the years, Mike adored many cats. He was an awesome Dad who took every opportunity to spend time with his children and grandchildren making each one feel special. Mike was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Mateo; but in his later years, he attended Peniel Baptist Church to worship with his children.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Glenda Wells; and four brothers, Bill Wells, Charlie Wells, Clarence Wells and Jim Wells.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sandra Wells of Palatka; a daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Eric Peters; five grandchildren and spouse, Kirstyn Peters, Zoe Peters, Ian Peters and Bryce Peters, all of San Mateo, and Ashley and Chad Shryock of Palatka; two great granddaughters, Samantha and Sara Story; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26th at Masters Funeral Home of Palatka. Mike’s Celebration of Life will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 27th at Peniel Baptist Church with Pastors Bill Wing and Benny Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in San Mateo Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial gifts may be sent to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or by clicking
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