Unusual Funeral Procession to Remember Local Garbage Man

Twin Falls


By Rachael Giffoni

Today, people gathered to remember the life a Magic Valley man, who was taken to be buried, in a style all his own.

Archie Wells succumbed to a brain tumor. He's worked with the garbage industry for 20 years. Today he was taken to be laid to rest, not in a hearse, but by being placed in the front of a garbage truck.

His family says, this is what he's always wanted.

Daughter Melvina Patterson said, "This is what he's requested, he said that he doesn't want to be carried in a hearse, he wants to be remembered for what he did all his life."

Son Cameron Wells said, "He taught me a lot about just how to be a working man, how to be dedicated to what I do in my life, and to continue that."

Daughter Nancy Preston said, "He has just loved the gospel with all of his heart, he served the Lord daily by serving other people. He attended the temple regularly, and he taught his family how to pray together, and read scriptures."

Archie Wells leaves behind a wife, 7 children, and 12 grandchildren.

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