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Archibald “Wells” “Wells” Black Jr.

September 8, 1971 - May 10, 2022
Visitation
Buncombe Street United Methodist Church
200 Buncombe Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Monday 5/16, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visitation will follow in the Parlor. 

Memorial
Buncombe Street United Methodist Church
200 Buncombe Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Monday 5/16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Family and friends who are unable to attend the service can view the Live Stream by visiting www.buncombestreetumc.org.

Archibald Wells Black, Jr. “Wells” passed away peacefully on May 10, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Wells Black (Archie and Carol) also of Greenville and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. T. GaultContinue Reading

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Joan Turner left a message on May 22, 2022:
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. As you know, I can relate to the grief you and the family are feeling. Wells certainly lived a fruitful life in spite of his illness. God bless you all!
Joan Turner left a message on May 22, 2022:
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. As you know, I can relate to the grief you and the family are feeling. Wel
Bill and Susan Linn left a message on May 20, 2022:
Bill and I am sending our sincere condolences to the Black family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you our friends.
Carlyle Steele left a message on May 20, 2022:
Dear Archie and family: I learned today of Wells' death . I was so sorry. He was a great person and I liked having your law affices next door to mine. Wells was a great neighbor. He told me once that he and I hit it off. I was so honored and pleased then and now. Carlyle
Vicki Galloway Roark left a message on May 18, 2022:
Archie, Carol and the whole family, I was so sad to hear of Wells passing. I can still see his smile when he greeted me and clients for closings. You all are in my heart and prayers. Vicki
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
David Gallemore left a message on May 17, 2022:
Archie and Carol, Through Hoak and Bill, I feel like I have known you for a long time and want you to know you have my sympathies in Welles' passing. He was a man of high accomplishments and one to be admired. May the Lord Bless you and keep you in this sad time.
Bill Jackson left a message on May 17, 2022:
Archie, I was so sorry to hear about Wells passing. You and Carol have my deepest sympathy. May God be with you. Bill
Care Giver From Debbie- ( Katrina) left a message on May 16, 2022:
My deepest Condolences to Little Wells & Sister, Father & Mother & Alex and all Family Members of Mr.Wells Black! I appreciate working for Mr. Wells & Curry! May Our Heavenly Father In Jesus Christ Name, Give U Peace & Strength! 💔🙏🏽 Sincerely Katrina
Jim Gallagher left a message on May 16, 2022:
Archie and Carol my deepest sympathies to you and your family for your loss. Wells was a great person and will be missed. Prayers for everyone.
Adrianne and Gary Smith left a message on May 16, 2022:
Praying with love and peace. Gary and Adrianne Smith
Marcia Hancock left a message on May 16, 2022:
Archie, Carol & all the family, my continuing prayers are with all of you during these difficult days, weeks & years ahead. We never know why these things happen to such a great person, as Wells was, but our belief in our Lord & Savior gives us his love & support to carry on knowing we will all be together again. Your loved ones & friends are all here for you, any time you may need someone, even if it's to just hold your hand. Our love & prayers are with you all...........
Barbara Sanders left a message on May 16, 2022:
Carol and Archie, our hearts go out to you today!!! After losing a loved son in law, I am reminded just how difficult it is to lose a child, so young!! Out memories go back to Foxcroft swim team and Mustang days. At the time we did not fully appreciate all that we had. John and I are in California visiting AnneMarie and her 3 children or we would be with you today, but our prayers and thanksgivings go out to you both and to all of your extended family. Wells fought a vicious foe, but now he’s in peace!!!!
Brenda Cantrell Price left a message on May 16, 2022:
We are so sorry about your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you and your family during the days ahead. Your son is healed now and in the presence of God. Brenda and Bernard Price
Charles Zaglin left a message on May 16, 2022:
Dearest Archie and Carol, Charlotte and I were saddened to hear of your loss. May his memory be a blessing and may he have peace. Warmly, Charles Zaglin
Wahid Dennis left a message on May 16, 2022:
I'm thankful for the opportunity to spend so much time with Wells. He was a man with a heart but "well" protected because he would set boundaries. I miss our talks about world problems , Steph and his injuries and turnovers his kids Alex. He played a big role in my household and worked with me through many things as we traveled to Pawleys , lake house and around before he felt it was a bit much. I love you Wells and know your listening to Rock music while front row at Stephs games , with Alex every step of the way and seeing Cely and Wells do great things. My Bumpy
Patsy Buchanan (Class of 1960) Pat Rhudy left a message on May 15, 2022:
With Deepest Sympathy on the Loss of your Son Wells will be greatly missed. May the memories be your comfort that will be in your heart forever. Though words, however gentle, cannot take your loss away, still may these words sent in sympathy help comfort you today.
Allison Siff left a message on May 15, 2022:
I learned Wells' name in middle school from his campaign slogans, "Let's hear it for the boy!" and "Panama Jack says vote for Wells Black". I remember him as a quiet but friendly person who was kind to everyone. My heart goes out to his family. May the Lord be with you and comfort you.
Cynthia Heard Somers left a message on May 15, 2022:
I cannot imagine the pain you must be in. You are in my thoughts and all of us will help you bear this sorrowful time. Regretfully, I did not know your son, but I am sure he was a wonderful person. Thank you so much for your service all these years. Love, Cynthia
Terri Jo Henderson Jones left a message on May 15, 2022:
Archie and Carol, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Wells. I remember him coming in the office of Long, Black and Gaston when he was little. Cherish your memories and know He is no longer suffering! Praying for your family!
Benjamin E Johnson left a message on May 15, 2022:
Archie, we are so sorry for your loss. May you know Gods' Love during this time . Benny and Willie Johnson
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Debbie Henson left a message on May 15, 2022:
Wells was one of my favorite young people. He was one of the first swim team coaches at Woody Creek. His enthusiasm was contagious. He inspired swimmers and parents alike. He was an outstanding role model for our swimmers and a true southern gentleman.
Kris left a message on May 15, 2022:
Wells was a devoted friend. When my husband had a substation accident, he was at the hospital. He guided me with his gifted knowledge of navigating through law and financial processes. He was a saving Grace. My husband and I never knew how to repay him. Sending his family love and God’s peace. Enjoy heaven Wells! The grandest place. 💜
Larry Goodwin left a message on May 15, 2022:
Archie, I am so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. May God Bless you, and your family, as only he can. Larry Goodwin
Mary Anne and Bill Robinson left a message on May 15, 2022:
You are all in our prayers. May our Lord bless you and keep you.
Don Dillard left a message on May 15, 2022:
Sandra and I were so saddened by this news. Our thoughts are with both you and Archie. Stay strong and let us know if there's anything we can do. We are all too familiar with this horrific disease.
Erin Bentzel Burger left a message on May 14, 2022:
My deepest condolences to the Black family. Wells left this world having touched everyone he met. I have so many wonderful memories of Wells from my youth. The day we first met on the Foxcroft basketball courts, summer days spent at swim team practice and playing cards at the pool, sharing our love of sports and his love of music (Van Halen). His friendship was a gift I will forever cherish. Thinking of you all and sharing in your sadness.
Jonathan Bolick left a message on May 14, 2022:
Coach and Mrs. Black, my deepest sympathies. I have the fondest memories of Wells. My time playing Mustang football are some of the greatest times of my childhood. I can never repay the kindness your family has shown me as a kid. All I can say is “thank you”. Though I hadn’t seen Wells in years, I had heard of his battle with ALS. What a terrible disease. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Wells represented what was best of Mustang football in my estimation. Godspeed Wells. I will always cherish you as a teammate, which is an even stronger bond than just “a friend”.
Heather Hester left a message on May 14, 2022:
The Black family became a big part of my family at Black&Black. My heart breaks for the loss for all of you. He touched many lives with his smile, and compassion. May God wrap you all in his embrace, and share his grace with you all during this transition.
Scarlett Hinkle left a message on May 13, 2022:
I had the privilege of being a caregiver to Mr. Black for a short time and I’m so thankful that I had the opportunity to know him and help care for him. He was a strong and kind man who fought ALS fiercely for such a long time. I’ll never forget this brave man who made me have a deeper compassion for people. Rest In Peace now Wells Black and I hope there’s a perfect fishing lake in Heaven for you.
Beverly Kelley left a message on May 13, 2022:
Archie and Carol I am so sorry to hear of Wells death. My condolences and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Lt. Colonel Stephen & Dee Shivers left a message on May 13, 2022:
In memory of Archibald “Wells” “Wells” Black Jr., Lt. Colonel Stephen & Dee Shivers lit a candle
Bud Slaker left a message on May 13, 2022:
Archie, Carol, Condolences, Bud & Judy
Tom Marchant left a message on May 13, 2022:
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Clyde and Elizabeth Baucom left a message on May 13, 2022:
Archie and Carol, Elizabeth and I were deeply saddened by the word of Wells passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies and hopes that time will help heal your loss. Unfortunately we are out of town Monday, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to talking with you in person when we return. Elizabeth and Clyde Baucom
Charles Harmon left a message on May 13, 2022:
Archie and Carol, My heart and prayers go out to you at this time. I was told of Wells' illness a few years ago and of your dedication you have had to his tremendous athletic abilities. I hope peace will come to you and Carol knowing that the love you have demonstrated to Wells is an inspiration to us all. Charlie
Philip McHugh left a message on May 13, 2022:
To Wells and Carol and of course Wells Jr, I am writing to share my deepest condolences and sending you all my love as you grieve the passing of a wonderful person, a great son, and a loving father. For me, the memories of Wells go back to early 80s in Foxcroft. Playing baseball, basketball, and nerf football for hours and of course playing pool at his house. Of course Wells was also a great competitor in summer swim meets and always a cool guy to be around - and he really did love Van Halen. Equally, it was great to see my nephew, Liam and (little) Wells become close friends and grow up together. That connection and continuation always made me happy to think about. He’s an impressive, thoughtful, and mature young man set up do well in life, he should take immense pride in being a great son to his father, and it’s clear to see that Wells will be a good and caring person to those around him. Wells lives on through him. I know Wells is at peace, happy, and grateful to have loving family and friends. Take care, Philip
Jimmy Savage left a message on May 13, 2022:
Carol and Archie, I am truly sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking about you.
Timothy Nanney left a message on May 13, 2022:
Praying for you Archie & Carol that God will grant you strength, comfort and peace. Love you!
Jay Humphreys left a message on May 12, 2022:
I met Wells at Christ School, I recall he was one of the first to befriend me in my first days at CS, two a days football practice. He was quick with a smile and always encouraging, Gone too soon, I’ll never forget Wells.
Robert F. Lemert MD left a message on May 12, 2022:
I have fond memories of Wells in our early childhood. It was always good to see him at swimming competitions, after he had moved from Dove Tree to Foxcroft. My prayers and sympathies go to his family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Wes Brooks left a message on May 12, 2022:
My most sincere condolences to all of you. I will always remember Wells fondly as he was one the first kindred spirits I found at Christ School—we shared a love of hard, fast music and playing guitar. Wells exemplified strength, fearlessness and intelligence and I’m sure he faced such an unforgiving illness with all three fully intact. God’s grace and peace to all of you.
Brenda Wall left a message on May 12, 2022:
Carol, Archie and Family: We are so very sorry to hear about Wells. Our love and prayers are with you and the family. Brenda and Jim Wall
Ed Reynolds left a message on May 12, 2022:
So sorry! My condolences. My prayers are with you all.
Jennifer Entrekin Hart left a message on May 12, 2022:
My prayers are with you all. My life was happier knowing Wells. I’m so thankful that I was able to visit with him a while ago. He was the kindest! He sent me a rose every year through the EHS Valentine’s Day. Thank you Wells for that. My heart is happy knowing that he is pain free and loving life in Heaven. I’ll see you one day my buds…Brad and Wells.
Jason Cordray left a message on May 12, 2022:
My sincere condolences to your family. I remember Wells from CS as a really good guy (as well as a guitarist and athlete). Sincerely, Jason Cordray '91
Jeri Jackson left a message on May 12, 2022:
Carol and Archie, My heart breaks for you both. You are in my thoughts and prayers, as Wells has been for the past seven years. I can only imagine the heartaches you have experienced. Hang on to the memories of the good times you had through the years with Wells. Jeri
Pam Gilliam Faw, Mack and Michelle Ward left a message on May 12, 2022:
We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for the family. May God grant you all peace in the coming weeks,
Brian Connelly left a message on May 12, 2022:
My thoughts are with you all. May you rest peacefully Wells.
Bland Kiser left a message on May 12, 2022:
I shall always remember Wells so fondly from our days attending Christ School together. He was such a kind guy and as a young guitarist, I looked up to his musical abilities with great admiration. Our family is sending big love to the Black family during this difficult time. "GO GREEN!!!"
Pat and Donna James left a message on May 12, 2022:
Archie and Carol..our thougghts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you His comfort and strength. Ourloss is heaven's gain.
Sara Sanders Gay left a message on May 12, 2022:
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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