A funeral service for long-time Dickson Parks and Recreation Board member Bob Wells will be Friday. Wells died Monday at the age of 78 after a brief illness. Wells served for over 30 years as a member of the park board, helping oversee the development of the city’s parks system. “We lost a great friend of parks Monday,” said Dickson Public Works Director Jeff Lewis, who formerly worked as the city’s parks and recreation director. A Giles County native, Wells was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for 30 years as a hardware salesman for Alabama-based Moore Handley Inc. A member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ, Wells became active in youth sports in the Dickson area and was appointed to the city’s parks board in the early 1980s, not long after J. Dan Buckner Park was created. During his service, the parks department has tripled the size of Buckner Park, adding soccer fields, a walking track and more, added the Tennsco Recreation Complex and turned Luther Lake into a pedestrian friendly park. Visitation will be 4-8 pm Thursday and 11 am until the service Friday at Taylor Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 pm Friday with Bro. Steve Baggett and Bro. George Caudill officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Dickson County Memorial Gardens. Wells is survived by his son Bobby, three sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Charlene, a son, a brother and a sister. For those desiring, memorials may be made to the Walnut Street Church of Christ Building Fund or to the American Heart Association.