He was born July 14, 1965, in Carbondale, the son of David and Doris (Quick) Wells.
Douglas is survived by his mother Doris Wells of Carlyle; his twin sister Dera Leadbetter and husband Raymond; and nephews Nathan and Ryan Leadbetter.
He was preceded in death by his father David Wells.
Douglas graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, with a Bachelor of Music Degree and was an active member of the Concert Chorale. His professional career included a variety of positions in the retail and service industries. He also worked at the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust in Oak Park.
Douglas was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Oak Park, volunteering as membership chairman, chancel choir member and with the homeless community program, Public Auction Shelter (PADS).
He was passionate about his faith, family, friends and music. He enjoyed reading and tending to his cats, Tiger and Miller.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in Carlyle. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Oak Park, where a memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting zierenday.com.