Francis X. "Frank" Wells, a retired insurance executive who had a passion for politics and thoroughbred horse racing, died Wednesday at Lorien Mays Chapel of complications from prostate cancer.
The longtime Owings Mills resident was 87.
The son of Dr. Charles Joseph Wells, a physician, and Elizabeth Owens, a homemaker, Francis Xavier Wells was born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington.
After graduating in 1946 from Loyola High School, Mr. Wells enlisted in the Army and served two years as a medic with occupation forces in Japan. He was discharged with the rank of master sergeant.
He received a bachelor's degree in 1952 from the University of...