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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Obituary - Mitchell "Mitch" Bryan Wells

Mitchell Bryan Wells was born in Sedalia, MO on Christmas Eve of 1959. He attended Grandview High School before moving to Lajes Field Air Force Base onTerceira Island in the Azores (a clustering of islands off the coast of Portugal), where his father, Harry Coplin, was stationed. He graduated high school while living on base and made many memories he loved sharing with his friends and family of the time he spent on “The Rock.”

On August 15, 1992, Mitch was united in marriage to Teryna Lynn Jennings.

Over the next four decades Mitch worked with his hands. He was a talented carpenter who framed several hundred homes throughout the Kansas City Metro and around Rolla, MO where most of his large family lives. He also enjoyed deer and turkey hunting, arrowhead hunting, Chiefs football watching and was very passionate about his love for music which he passed along to all three of his children. Mitch was loved by all who encountered him as he never knew a stranger and was a gifted conversationalist sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. He was well known for his famous sayings whose origins remain unknown. Mitch was a truly unique human who was grateful for the life he had worked for and the large family he was blessed with. Mitch Wells was a man of whit, integrity, loyalty, and compassion. He will be greatly missed.

“Breathe, breathe in the air
Don’t be afraid to care
Leave but don’t leave me
Look around, choose your own ground
For long you live and high you fly
And smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be.”

Pink Floyd “Breathe”

Mitch is survived by his mother and father, Donna and Harry Coplin; wife, Teryna Wells, 3 children and their partners, Jennifer Nolan (Brent Nolan), Chad Jennings (Amanda Gibbs) and Tasarah Wells (Matthew Starr); 7 grandchildren, Isaac, Daria, Will, Taylor, Oliver, Thomas and Sophie; 5 siblings, Shelly Gorman (Johnny), Kaylan Friend (Danny), Leslie Coverdell, Mike Wells (Kelly) and Carla Dixon. A host of aunts, uncle, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Mitch is proceeded in death by his grandparents, Eugene and Nina Hontz.


Cremation. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021 at his home.

What to expect:
The family of Mitch would like to invite you to an "outdoor" celebration of his beautiful life. To honor his love for music & his Chiefs. Please wear your favorite Concert or Chiefs t-shirt.

Bring your lawn chairs and coolers.

The family will provide lots of music, water and soda pop. Branding Iron Food Truck will serve a meal.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.