Phillip Wells Jr.

Phillip Wells Jr.

Phillip Wells Jr.

May 14, 1965~November 13, 2018

Phillip V. Wells, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. He was born May 14, 1965 in Clearwater, FL and grew up in Tarpon Springs. He graduated from Tarpon Springs High School in 1983. He attended the University of Florida. He graduated with an Associate in Arts, Pre-Pharmacy degree from St. Petersburg College in 1987 and then went on for an advanced degree, graduating from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA with a Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD) degree in 1996. While at Mercer University, he was a member of Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. He was a brother of Kappa Psi Pharmacy Fraternity and was the President of the Mercer Chapter of the Academy of Students of Pharmacy, the student branch of the American Society of Pharmacy. He was the recipient of the McKesson Leadership Award, the American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Students of Pharmacy Outstanding Senior Award, the J.H. “Red” Hall Scholarship and the Jo Davidson Reger Scholarship and served as a member of the Mercer University reaccreditation committee.
Phil had a long career as a Pharmacist in a variety of practice settings and was a mentor to others. In 2008, he achieved a specialty certification as a Nuclear Pharmacist from Purdue University School of Pharmacy. It was in Pharmacy school that he met his wife, Danelle (Danni) and they returned to Clearwater where they were married at Episcopal Church of the Ascension on July 27, 1996. In 1999, they built a home in the Westchase area of Tampa and on January 23, 2003, they welcomed their son, Kelly Connor.
Phil loved life. He reminded us to take the opportunity to enjoy the special times and he loved to host parties, gatherings and holiday celebrations at their home. It was this aspect of his life that led him to his next chapter. After retiring from his pharmacy career, he conceptualized, and along with his long-time friend Pete Fatolitis, started a small business called “Leisurely Slacking” which was devoted to enjoying one’s leisure time in our beautiful state of Florida, something he was very passionate about.
Phil enjoyed the outdoors, boating and fishing the beautiful Florida waters. In order to share his love and teach others, he became a certified fishing captain and took clients on guided fishing charters on his flats boat “The Seeker II”. Later, he hosted many friends and family on the vessel “Sea Monkey” where he boated all over the Tampa Bay area and many happy days were spent on Three Rooker Island. Over the years, he fished in many tournaments on “Team Flatliner”. He was passionate about fish and wildlife conservation and keeping our waters clean for future generations to grow up with and enjoy, as he had. He was an avid sports fan and supported our local teams, the Tampa Bay Rays, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and he was a Buccaneers season ticket-holder for the last several years. Phil was also a big animal lover and dog rescuer and participated in animal charity events and volunteer activities including Project PUP (Pets Uplifting People) with their certified pet therapy dog Coco, and Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions, through which they fostered and later adopted their retired racing greyhound, Joey.
Phil was a devoted friend, husband, son, brother, uncle and God-father and is survived by his wife Danni, son Kelly, his Mother Wanda, his brother Michael and his wife Cherry and their son Justin, two step-brothers Russell and Randy Bacher and their families and his step-father Donald Bacher.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to organizations that were near and dear to Phil including Captains for Clean Water or Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions

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Memories of Phillip Wells Jr.



Rusty Bacher (Stepbrother)

November 15, 2018, 12:00 am

Phil, we shared so many great and memorable times. You were a loyal brother, a caring husband, a proud father and a staunch friend. We mourn your loss but we also celebrate the joy and laughter you added to our lives. May the seas be calm for you on your journey. Rest well, my brother.

Cary Holt (Friend)

November 15, 2018, 12:00 am

I am so sorry for your loss. Phil was a good man and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

Annie Parisey (Friend/colleague of Danni)

November 15, 2018, 12:00 am

Covering the Wells family with many heartfelt prayers during this time. So very sorry for your loss.

Colleen Miller (Work colleague of Danni’s )

November 16, 2018, 12:00 am

My dearest Danni,
There are no words for a time as this. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you, your son, and your family.

Khac Huy Vo (Colleague of Danni Wells)

November 16, 2018, 12:00 am

My thoughts are with you and your family. My sincere condolences on the passing of your husband. Danni, please reach out if you need anything.

Drachenberg family (Friends)

November 16, 2018, 12:00 am

So sorry for your loss… he will be missed by lots of people …

Bobby & Lisa Faison (Friends )

November 16, 2018, 12:00 am

Great friend! Great times! Great memories! Thank you for encouraging us to live life #LeisurelySlacking🏝🍹. You will live forever in our hearts and in our thoughts! Love you Phil!

Lisa Tawil (Friend)

November 16, 2018, 12:00 am

Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. So very sorry.

Mark and Bonnie Jordan (Uncle and Aunt)

November 16, 2018, 12:00 am

Godspeed dear nephew
Heaven is a better place with you in it. You will be dearly missed here♥️

The Goodrich Family (friend of Wells Family)

November 16, 2018, 12:00 am

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Phil; an example of those who live life to the fullest. We will miss him and send our prayers out to Danni, Kelly, Wanda, and the extended Wells Family. May he always rest in peace.

Rodney Trotti (Friend)

November 16, 2018, 12:00 am

I am so heartbroken to hear this. I have some very fond memories of Phil and all of us in Trentwood Manor on StoneCreek Drive. All the fun times we had playing on the corner. And also when we were in the band together. You will be missed my friend. May God put a Healing hand on your family in this time of sorrow. Miss you my Friend.

Amy Eddins (Work Acquaintance with Danni - Encompass Meetings)

November 16, 2018, 12:00 am

Hi Danni,

I was very sad to hear of the passing of your dear Husband, Phillip. You and your son are in our thoughts and prayers. Focus on the wonderful memories you enjoyed together and remember, God promises us that if we trust and believe in him, we will spend eternity with our loved ones! Amy

Shannon Hearn (Friend)

November 16, 2018, 12:00 am

Danni, I cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but I would like to offer my prayers and condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you.
Your Friend, Shannon

Penny Richardson (FRIEND)

November 16, 2018, 12:00 am

Prayers for strength and courage each day love and blessings

Bobby and Lue Mock ( Childhood Friends)

November 17, 2018, 12:00 am

Wanda Faye, Mike and Phil’s wife and Son. We are so sorry to learn of Phil’s passing. We have wonderful memories of our children playing together, sharing birthday parties, egg hunts and Christmas plays. We are holding you all up in prayer.

Stacey Mock (Friend)

November 17, 2018, 12:00 am

So sorry to hear of this news. Our prayers for comfort are going up for the family.

With Love
Stacey and Becky Mock

Nan Anderson (friend)

November 17, 2018, 12:00 am

Danni, Kelly and family,
I'm so very sorry to hear this very sad news. Phil was such a great guy! Fun loving and a wonderful person, as well as a great friend. I'll never forget his smile and sense of humor! Phil will always have a special place in my heart!
He will truly be missed.You are in my thoughts and prayers. Nan

Andy & Joni Nelson (Samson)

November 18, 2018, 12:00 am

We are so very sorry you all are in our prayers.

Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (Work Colleagues of Danni's)

November 19, 2018, 12:00 am

Please accept our warmest condolences, we send thoughts of peace and courage your way.

Board of Directors,
Florida Nurse Practitioner Network

Audra Chiellini (Friend)

November 19, 2018, 12:00 am

Danni, you and Connor are in our prayers. May you find peace in knowing Phil touched the lives of many and left a beautiful mark on the world. Love and hugs…

Jean Aertker (Friend of Family)

November 20, 2018, 12:00 am

Dear Danni and Kelly,
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Cherish the memories of time together and the love you shared. Phil touched many lives and will be remembered by all who know him and will be so terribly missed. My prayers and blessings are with you.

John Chiasson (Friend)

November 20, 2018, 12:00 am

To his wife and son. I was a good friend of Phil when friends ment the most. I was one of the Treantwood Stone Creek Drive gang. I just lost my wife of 34.years on November 1st and to hear of Phils passing just a few days later was a complete shock. It is a very painful and uncertain time. I wish you the best in this most difficult time.

Diana Downs (Cousin to Danielle)

November 20, 2018, 12:00 am

My heart felt condolences to my dear Cousin Danielle & Kelly on this immense loss. I will remember Phil for his warm hospitality on my visits to see you in Florida. My thoughts and prayers are also with Wanda, and the entire Wells family..

Dave and Donna Strauss (Friend of Michael Wells)

November 20, 2018, 12:00 am

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of turmoil.

Cindy Kirkkand (friend)

November 21, 2018, 12:00 am

I have known Danni for more than 25 years and Phil, a little less. He was a wonderful man, friend, husband and father. He will be missed. Danni, you and Kelly are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Cindy

Leigh Holcomb (Family Friend )

November 24, 2018, 12:00 am

May the peace of the Lord be with the Wells Family. My prayers are with you,, Leigh

Dr. Grace Levy-Clarke (Friend of Danni)

November 25, 2018, 12:00 am

To Danni the staff at Tampa Bay Uveitis Center send their sincere condolences and your family will be kept in prayer. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Rick Weil (Associate of Danni)

November 25, 2018, 12:00 am

Danni, my sincere condolences and may his memory always be a blessing to your family

Susan Betancourt (Acquaintance (friend of Danni's))

November 27, 2018, 12:00 am

My dearest Danni,
I have no words to express my sincerest sympathy. My prayers are with you and your family.
Susan Betancourt

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