Former state Rep. Dwight A. Wells of Richmond died Tuesday at Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center. It was Mr. Wells' 86th birthday.
Mr. Wells served as a state representative for the 81st District for 12 years, during the administrations of former governors Louie B. Nunn, Wendell Ford and Julian Carroll. For a time, he held the position of House majority whip.
He also held posts in the administrations of former governors John Y. Brown and Martha Layne Collins.
Mr. Wells served on the Madison County School Board for 14 years and is also credited with organizing the White Hall Water District.
During World War II, he served in the Navy as a signalman aboard a cargo transport in the Pacific Theater.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Pigg Wells.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.