James Arthur Wells, 81, of Medford, Ore., passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012, at his home.

James was born October 29, 1930, in Tempe, Ariz., to Clarence and Thelma Wels. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953, and was honorably discharged as Corporal. He enjoyed farming, tractors, and gardening.

James is survived by his sweetheart, Sylvia Morgan; daughter, Jennifer (Terry Stringer); three sons, Jeffrey (Vicki) Wells, Justin (Sherrie Holmes), and Jason (Rosalie) Wells; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Friday, August 24, 2012, 1:00 p.m., at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Please log on to www.abbeyfuneralhome.com to sign condolences in his guestbook.