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Judith "Judy" Gail (Hacker) Wells

September 19, 1958 ~ May 1, 2019 (age 60)

Funeral:  2 p.m. – Sunday, May 05, 2019 at Wolfe & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. James Bowling, Jr. and Rev. Roger Wolfe officiating. 

Interment:  Hacker Cemetery – Stinnett, KY

Visitation: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Saturday evening at the funeral home chapel.


Judith “Judy” Gail Hacker Wells was born September 19, 1958 in Stinnett, Kentucky to the union of John and Peggy Taylor Hacker.  Judy was the only daughter of three children.  She was a 1974 graduate of Leslie County High School.  After high school, Judy furthered her education at Berea College where she graduated in 1978 with two degrees, Art & P.E.  Judy was united in marriage to Logan Wells on September 25, 1983 in Stinnett, Kentucky.  Judy had a very distinguished career as an educator.  She began teaching in the Leslie County School system as a Latin Teacher after the retirement of the late James Hightower.  She taught at Beechfork Elementary, Hayes Lewis Elementary and  W.B. Muncy Elementary.  Judy then began her career at the Leslie County High School.  She obtained her certification in special education from Union College and filled the teaching position for special education.  She later obtained her master’s degree from Cumberland College.  Judy later filled the position of Art teacher.  This position she held until her retirement in 2012. Judy was known for her talent, hard work, and dedication to the art department.   Judy was an inspiring artist, always encouraging others to be the best they could be.   Judy’s education was very important to her and the success she had in education, having obtained 258 college hours.  Aside from her love of art, Judy enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband, Logan, home projects, collecting antiques and caring for her pets.  Judy passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at the Hospice Care Center in Hazard, KY.  She was 60 years old.

In addition to her beloved husband, Logan, Judy was preceded in death by one infant daughter.

Judy leaves behind, two beloved sons, John Logan Wells of Stinnett, KY, and Andrew “Andy” Wells of London, KY, her loving and devoted parents, John and Peggy Taylor Hacker of Stinnett, KY, two brothers, Joseph Hacker of Stinnett, KY and John Glenn Hacker of Bear Branch, KY.  Along with four cherished grandchildren, Emma Sue Mattingly, Mason Xachary Wells, Jessa Rae Wells, and David Logan Wells.  A host of other family and friends also survive.


Arrangements under the direction of the Wolfe & Sons Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to:

Hospice Bluegrass Navigators
57 Dennis Sandlin, MD Cove, Hazard KY 41701

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