Jim S. Wells, 73, of Lexington died Saturday, April 21, 2018, at his home near Lexington with his family by his side. Jim was born July 27, 1944, in Lexington, Nebraska to Charles Stanley and Virginia Lee (Walbridge) Wells. Jim attended country school, and then graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1962. Jim was united in marriage to Jeanette (Marousek) Hardesty on May 28, 1987 in Lexington. She preceded him in death on November 3, 2004. Jim drove truck his whole working life, first for a local hay mill, and then with Bud Small, Crete Carriers, Fellers Trucking, Sunflower Trucking, and Justa Trucking. He was a hard worker his entire life. His life centered around getting the load to where it needed to go, and get it there on time. He was also a farmer in the spring, summer, and fall months during his younger years. One can never forget his love for John Wayne, his hero. He was a man of great integrity, who loved to tease, tell a good story, be with his family and friends, and would never let you down. There was a kindness to Jim that many people never saw. If you were his friend, you were his friend for life. Heaven certainly gained a wonderful man who will never be forgotten. Rest in peace dear friend. Jim leaves to mourn; his children, one son Dennis (Kimberly) Wells of Cairo, Nebraska; two daughters, Debra (Mike) Bossung of Mesa, Arizona & Dionne (Steven) Pugh of Queen Creek, Arizona; one step-son Dereik (Jessie) Hardesty of Kearney, Nebraska; eleven grandchildren, Rachel Wells, Emily Wells, Matthew Wells, Jacob Bossung, Zackary Bossung, Jennifer Wells, Aaron Pugh, Christopher Pugh, Jason Pugh, Garrett Hardesty and Asher Hardesty; one sister, Carol (Gary) Thinnes of Idaho Falls, Idaho; one aunt, Lois Anthony of Lexington, Nebraska, and one uncle, Addison Walbridge of Arapahoe, Nebraska; his companion, Penny Carpenter of Kearney, Nebraska; as well as extended family and many friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and step-son David Hardesty. Visitation will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Anne Gahn officiating. Interment will follow at the Hewitt Cemetery in rural Lexington. Memorial are suggested to the Family for later designation. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.