Calvin Richard "Rick" Wells, Burghill, formerly of Hubbard, died Thursday evening (10-11-12) at home. He was 57.
He was born Oct. 28, 1954, in Youngstown, a son of Jesse Calvin and Ida Mae Heckathorne Wells and was a lifelong Hubbard resident until his retirement when he moved to Burghill.
Rick was a member of Coalburg United Methodist Church and a 1973 graduate of Hubbard High School, having played football and baseball.
He began his career as a Trumbull County sheriff's deputy, then came to the Hubbard Township Police Department as a patrolman in 1978 when he was one of the first group of six to be sworn in to duty. He served as Hubbard Township chief of police from 1991 to 1995 and retired June 1, 2006.
Rick was passionate about the game of baseball and softball and had a special love for children.
He leaves his biological mother, Anna Belle Daye of Mercer; his wife, the former Tammy Lynn Blazak, whom he married July 18, 1981; three daughters, Ashley J. Wells of Burton, Ohio, Kylie M. Wells and Courtney L. Wells both at home; a brother, Raymond W. (Barbara) Wells of Hubbard; a sister, Stella A. Kalic Capestro of Grants Pass, Ore.; three half brothers, Randy (Stacy) Daye of Mercer, Rodney (Theresa) Daye of Mercer and Ryan Daye of Grove City; two half sisters, Linda Kellner of Hermitage and Stella (Stanley) Bell of Mercer and a sister-in-law Dody Wells, and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were Tuesday (10-16-12) in Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, 709 N. Main St., Hubbard. Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and send condolences to the family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (10-17-12) in the funeral home.
Interment in Hubbard Union Cemetery, Hubbard.
Published Oct. 17, 2012 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.